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HBS Set #2

HBS Set #2- Vocabulary about the skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems.

Skeletal system The organ system made up of bones and teeth. It protects other organs, allows for movement, and gives the body shape and support.
Bone There are 206 bones in the human body. They are hard, and help protect soft organs and support the body.
Cartilage A soft, flexible tissue found in the skeletal system that allows bones to move and cushions impact against bones.
Joint An area where two bones connect. Some can move.
Locomotion The ability to move and change location. Joints in the skeletal system allow bones to move.
Tendon A piece of tissue that attaches muscles to bones.
Ligament A piece of tissue that connects one bone to another
Bone marrow A soft, sponge-like tissue found inside of large bones. Bone marrow produces blood and blood cells.
“Osteo-” A word meaning “bone”
Muscular system The system made up of muscles in the body. Allows for locomotion.
Smooth muscle Muscle that moves automatically. Example: muscles that push food through your digestive system
Cardiac muscle Muscle that makes up the heart and allows it to beat.
Skeletal muscle Muscle that connects to bones. Allows us to move our bones around.
Shivering Quick, small muscle movements used to generate heat if the body is cold
Integumentary system The system that covers the outside of the body in a protective layer.
Hair Long strands of protein that cover and protect the body
Skin An external organ that serves as a large, protective shield to the body.
Nails A flat, tough material similar to claws that protects the tips of our fingers and toes.
Sweat glands A part of the skin that allows us to sweat, which reduces the temperature of the body.
Sebaceous glands A part of the skin that produces oil (sebum) that keeps the skin soft and moist.
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