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The skeletal system gives the body its basic framework, providing structure, protection, and movement. The bones in the body also produce blood cells, store important minerals, and release hormones necessary for bodily functions. Unlike other living organs, bones are firm and strong, but they have their own blood, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.
- Bones, Muscles, and Joints
- Bones, Muscles, and Joints
- Normal Bone Anatomy and Physiology
- Skeletal System
Bones provide support for our bodies and help form our shape. Although they're very light, bones are strong enough to support our entire weight. Bones also protect the body's organs. The skull protects the brain and forms the shape of the face.
Bones, Muscles, and Joints
Bones provide support for our bodies and help form our shape. Although they're very light, bones are strong enough to support our entire weight. Bones also protect the body's organs.
The skull protects the brain and forms the shape of the face. The spinal cord, a pathway for messages between the brain and the body, is protected by the backbone, or spinal column. The ribs form a cage that shelters the heart and lungs , and the pelvis helps protect the bladder, part of the intestines, and in women, the reproductive organs.
Bones are made up of a framework of a protein called collagen , with a mineral called calcium phosphate that makes the framework hard and strong.
Bones store calcium and release some into the bloodstream when it's needed by other parts of the body. The amounts of some vitamins and minerals that you eat, especially vitamin D and calcium, directly affect how much calcium is stored in the bones. In this soft bone is where most of the body's blood cells are made. The bone marrow contains stem cells , which produce the body's red blood cells and platelets, and some types of white blood cells.
Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body's tissues, and platelets help with blood clotting when someone has a cut or wound. White blood cells help the body fight infection. Bones are fastened to other bones by long, fibrous straps called ligaments LIG-uh-mentz. Cartilage KAR-tul-ij , a flexible, rubbery substance in our joints, supports bones and protects them where they rub against each other.
The bones of kids and young teens are smaller than those of adults and contain "growing zones" called growth plates. These plates consist of multiplying cartilage cells that grow in length, and then change into hard, mineralized bone. These growth plates are easy to spot on an X-ray. Because girls mature at an earlier age than boys, their growth plates change into hard bone at an earlier age. Bone-building continues throughout life, as a body constantly renews and reshapes the bones' living tissue.
Bone contains three types of cells:. Muscles pull on the joints, allowing us to move. They also help the body do such things as chewing food and then moving it through the digestive system. Even when we sit perfectly still, muscles throughout the body are constantly moving.
Muscles help the heart beat, the chest rise and fall during breathing, and blood vessels regulate the pressure and flow of blood. When we smile and talk, muscles help us communicate, and when we exercise, they help us stay physically fit and healthy. The movements that muscles make are coordinated and controlled by the brain and nervous system.
The involuntary muscles are controlled by structures deep within the brain and the upper part of the spinal cord called the brain stem. The voluntary muscles are regulated by the parts of the brain known as the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum ser-uh-BEL-um.
When you decide to move, the motor cortex sends an electrical signal through the spinal cord and peripheral nerves to the muscles, making them contract. The motor cortex on the right side of the brain controls the muscles on the left side of the body and vice versa. The cerebellum coordinates the muscle movements ordered by the motor cortex. Sensors in the muscles and joints send messages back through peripheral nerves to tell the cerebellum and other parts of the brain where and how the arm or leg is moving and what position it's in.
This feedback results in smooth, coordinated motion. If you want to lift your arm, your brain sends a message to the muscles in your arm and you move it.
When you run, the messages to the brain are more involved, because many muscles have to work in rhythm. Muscles move body parts by contracting and then relaxing. Muscles can pull bones, but they can't push them back to the original position. So they work in pairs of flexors and extensors. The flexor contracts to bend a limb at a joint. Then, when the movement is completed, the flexor relaxes and the extensor contracts to extend or straighten the limb at the same joint.
For example, the biceps muscle, in the front of the upper arm, is a flexor, and the triceps, at the back of the upper arm, is an extensor. When you bend at your elbow, the biceps contracts.
Then the biceps relaxes and the triceps contracts to straighten the elbow. Joints are where two bones meet. They make the skeleton flexible — without them, movement would be impossible. Joints allow our bodies to move in many ways. Some joints open and close like a hinge such as knees and elbows , whereas others allow for more complicated movement — a shoulder or hip joint, for example, allows for backward, forward, sideways, and rotating movement. Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD. Larger text size Large text size Regular text size.
Bones, Muscles, and Joints
The musculoskeletal system is an organ system that enables an organism to move, support itself, and maintain stability during locomotion. The musculoskeletal system also known as the locomotor system is an organ system that gives animals including humans the ability to move, using the muscular and skeletal systems. It provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body. Its primary functions include supporting the body, allowing motion, and protecting vital organs. The bones of the skeletal system provide stability to the body analogous to a reinforcement bar in concrete construction. Muscles keep bones in place and also play a role in their movement.
Bones are an important part of the musculoskeletal system. This article, the first in a two-part series on the skeletal system, reviews the anatomy and physiology of bone. The skeletal system is formed of bones and cartilage, which are connected by ligaments to form a framework for the remainder of the body tissues. This article, the first in a two-part series on the structure and function of the skeletal system, reviews the anatomy and physiology of bone. Understanding the structure and purpose of the bone allows nurses to understand common pathophysiology and consider the most-appropriate steps to improve musculoskeletal health.
Human Anatomy & Physiology: Skeletal System; Ziser, Lecture Notes, 1. Skeletal System tendons to ribs but not by bone to bone joint extensive flat.
Normal Bone Anatomy and Physiology
This review describes normal bone anatomy and physiology as an introduction to the subsequent articles in this section that discuss clinical applications of iliac crest bone biopsy. The normal anatomy and functions of the skeleton are reviewed first, followed by a general description of the processes of bone modeling and remodeling. The bone remodeling process regulates the gain and loss of bone mineral density in the adult skeleton and directly influences bone strength. Thorough understanding of the bone remodeling process is critical to appreciation of the value of and interpretation of the results of iliac crest bone histomorphometry. Osteoclast recruitment, activation, and bone resorption is discussed in some detail, followed by a review of osteoblast recruitment and the process of new bone formation.
Click Image to Enlarge. Joints are the areas where 2 or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move.
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anatomy and physiology. Joints. Joints are links between the bones of the skeleton. They act to allow movement but also work to stabilise areas of the body.
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