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The Skeletal System

Health Science

scoliosis lateral curvature of the spine, commonly seen in thoracic and and lumbar regions.
kyphosis (hunchback) humped curvature in the thoracic spine.
lordodsis (swayback) exaggerated inward (anterior) curvature in the lumbar spine.
rheumatoid arthritis autoimmune disease that affects the connective tissue and joints, causing pain, swelling, and deformation.
arthritis inflammation of one or more joints.
osteoarthritis degenerative that occurs with aging as articular cartilage erodes.
osteoporosis loss of bone mass with resulting structural deterioration of bone tissue.
gout acute inflammation of a joint due to the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint. This commonly affects the big toe.
rickets bones become soft and deformed due to a lack of vitamin D.
osteosarcoma bone cancer.
5 purposes of bone levers, framework/support, protection, storage (calcium), production (red blood cells).
5 categories of bone long, short, flat, irregular (ears/facial), sesamoid (formed in a tendon near a joint - patella).
lovers fracture
components of skeletal system bones, joints, muscles, ligaments (holds bone together), cartilage (prevent bone on bone, tough shiny smooth substance), tendons (connects muscle to bone).
bumps tendon attachment (tuberosity, condyle, epicondyle, and trochanter).
process narrow piece of bone that protrudes - BEG tendons to attach to them!
Fossas large surface area for big muscles, often shaped like a fan.
bone marrow red (biopsy)- RBC development site yellow- filled with fat
transmandibular joint connects the temporal bone and mandible. causes -pain during chewing -clicking sound when chewing -ringing in ears -deafness
pelvic girdle -forms hips -point of attachment for legs -inside pelvic cavity -composed of 3 fused bones (illium, ischium, pubes) -pubic symphysis (area where 2 pubic bones join)
diarthrosis -joints that move freely -hinge, ball and socket
amphairthroses -slightly moveable -ribs, symphysis
synarthroses -do not move -skull
synovial -covered with membrane that secretes a fluid lubricant -hip
arthr/o joint
itis inflammation
fractures -greenstick -simple -compound -impacted -comminuted -spiral -depresses (skull moves inwards) -colles (bulge at wrist)
reduction put bone back together -closed reduction -open reduction -
sprain injury to JOINT
strain injury to TENDON
my muscle
kyph/o hunchback
sis state of condition
fx function, fracture
sinuses cavity in dense portion of skull bone
axial skull, spine, ribs
appendicular arms, legs, pelvis
Created by: eguertin



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