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Anatomy lesson 2

lesson 2

TermDefinition
skeletal system The organ system that supports and protects the body and allows it to move. Stores minerals and produces red blood cells.
ligament The tough, flexible strands of connective tissue that holds bones together. -located at the ends of your bones
joint where two parts of the body are fitted together and allow for movement ex. ball and socket, gliding, hinge
muscular system made of the muscles that allow your body to move and be flexible ex. bicep, tricep, deltoid, oblique
tendon connects muscles to bones
calcium a mineral that makes bones strong and hard
cell The smallest functional part of an organism.
cartilage A strong, flexible, and smooth connective tissue found at the end of bone. It allows bones to move smoothly across each other.
spongy bone Has many open spaces and provides most of the strength and support for a bone.
compact bone hard outer layer of bone that stores important minerals such as calcium
Created by: rippert