Skeletal System – Labeled Diagrams of the Human Skeleton
[Continued from above] . . . calcium, iron, and energy in the form of fat. Finally, the skeleton grows throughout childhood and provides a framework for the rest of the body to grow along with it. The skeletal system in an adult body is made up of 206 individual bones. These bones are arranged into two major divisions: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton runs along the body’s midline axis and is made up of 80 bones in the following regions: SkullHyoidAuditory ossiclesRibsSternumVertebral column The appendicular skeleton is made up of 126 bones in the folowing regions: Upper limbsLower limbsPelvic girdlePectoral (shoulder) girdle SkullThe skull is composed of 22 bones that are fused together except for the mandible. The bones of the superior portion of the skull are known as the cranium and protect the brain from damage. Hyoid and Auditory OssiclesThe hyoid is a small, U-shaped bone found just inferior to the mandible. Long.
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