Learn more about the parts of skeletal system using these hands-on skeletal system diagrams in best quality! In these 101 Diagramss, the parts of skeletal system system are explained in pictures. The first one posted below is the axial skeletal diagram.
The skeletal system diagram shows the axial parts of the human skeletal system. The adult human skeletal system consists of 206 bones, as well as a network of tendons, ligaments and cartilage that connects them. The functions of the skeleton are to provide support, give our bodies shape, provide protection to other systems and organs of the body, to provide attachments for muscles, to produce movement and to produce red blood cells. The skeletal system has two distinctive parts: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.
The axial skeleton, with a total of 80 bones, consists of the vertebral column, the rib cage and the skull. The axial skeleton transmits the weight from the head, the trunk and the upper extremities down to the lower extremities at the hip joints, which help humans maintain our upright posture. The appendicular skeleton has a total of 126 bones, and is formed by the pectoral girdles, the upper limbs, the pelvic girdle and the lower limbs. Their functions are to make walking, running and other movement possible and to protect the major organs responsible for digestion, excretion and reproduction.
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