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Anatomy- Ch 8

Ch 8- The Skeletal System learning outcome

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Define axial and appendicular skeletons forms the central axis (skull, vertebral column, ribs, sternum and sacrum), includes the limbs and girdles
Define condyle a rounded knob that articulates with another bone
Define foramen and meatus foramen: a hole through a bone, usually round meatus: an opening into a canal
Define cranium skull
Define fontanels and explain what happens to them over time soft spots on a baby's head and over time the bone ossifies and hardens
Describe 2 functions of the vertebral column provide support to the body and protect the spinal cord
Define pectoral girdle attaches to the upper extremity of the body. contains the scapula and clavicle
define a fossa a shallow, broad or elongated basin
define a tubercule a small, rounded process
define a sulcus a grove for a tendon, nerve or blood vessel
define a sinus an air-filled space in a bone
calveria skull cap forms roof and walls
base of skull and foramen magnum contains foramen magnum which is a hole in the base of the skull that allows the brain stem to attach to the spinal cord
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