Questions About The Skeletal System

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The Following Flashcards Are Questions On The Skeletal System And Bones.


 
  
Created Jan 8, 2009
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1
When does bone growth occur?
 
When connective tissue is replaced
2
What is a flat bone?
 
It is thin and flat. Example: sternum
3
What is an irregular bone?
 
It is long and wide. Example: patella
4
What is a long bone?
 
It is long and wide. Example: Femur
5
Illium, Ischial and pubis bones form what?
 
The pelvis
6
Where do bones store energy?
 
yellow bone marrow
7
What is a shaft?
 
A shaft is the main portion of the bone.
8
What is the Epiphysis?
 
It's the expanded ends of the long bone.
9
What is red marrow of the bone?
 
It forms red blood cells.
10
What is a foramen?
 
An opening in the bone.
11
Long, Short, Irregular, and Flat are what of bones?
 
The main shapes of bones.
12
What are the four functions of the skeletal system?
 
1. Support 2. Protect 3. Movement 4. Storage
13
How many vertebrae's are there in the thoracic region?
 
12
14
How many vertebrae's are there in the Lumbar region?
 
5
15
How many vertebrae's are there in the cervical region?
 
7
16
How many vertebrae's are there in the coccyx region?
 
4
17
Define endosteum.
 
The lining of the inside of a bone.
18
what is ossification?
 
Bone formation.
19
What are bone forming cells called?
 
Osteoblasts
20
What is a mature bone cell called?
 
Osteoclasts
21
The adult skeleton has how many bones?
 
206
22
How many ribs are in the body?
 
12 pairs
23
What makes up the Bony Thorax?
 
The sternum, ribs, and thoracic vertebrae
24
What is so special about a hyoid bone?
 
It is the only bone in the body that doesn't articulate with any other bone.
25
The skeletal system includes:
 
Cartilages, joints, and ligaments

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