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Bio 103 The Skeletal System Notes

by: Erika Chalker

Bio 103 The Skeletal System Notes Biology 103

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These notes cover the form and functions of the skeletal system.
Principles of Human Anatomy
Gary Arnet
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bones, bone cells, bone tissues
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Date Created: 02/15/16
The Skeletal System  Composed of bone, cartilage, and ligaments  Cartilage= Embryonic structure of most bones and covers many joint surfaces (condyles)  Ligaments= Hold bone to bone at the joint. Made up of dense regular connective tissue  Tendons= Attach muscles to bone. Made up of dense regular connective tissue  Functions of the Skeleton o Support o Movement o Protection o Blood Formation o Electrolyte Balance o Acid-Base Balance o Detoxification  Shape of the bones o Long o Short= Tarsal (ankle) Carpal (wrist) o Flat= Skull, scapula o Irregular= Vertebrae, pelvic bones o Sessmoid= Extra bones (patella, which is formed by the tendon). Grow within connective tissue and not ligaments.  General features of bones o Compact (cortical bone)= Dense outer bone that covers ¾ of the skeleton o Spongy (cancellous bone)= Loosely organized. The spaces in between bone tissue are called trabeculae. It covers ¼ of the skeleton  Structure of Long Bones o Diaphysis= Shaft o Epiphysis= Head. Contains red bone marrow o Medullary Cavity (marrow cavity)= Stores fat o Epiphyseal (growth plate)= Lines near joints. Bone replaces it after puberty o Periosteum= Tissue around the bone o Nutrient Foramina= Holes in the bone where blood vessels insert to bring nutrients o Endosteum= Inner tissue layer o Articular cartilage= Covers ends of bones  Bone Tissue o Bone is a type of connective tissue o Osteology= The study of bones Bone Cells  Osteogenic (osteoprogenitor) Cells o Adult stem cells= Can’t transform into any other cell, unlike embryonic cells o Endosteum o Inner periosteum o Central canals  Osteoblasts= Bone forming cells  Osteocytes= Mature bone cells  Osteoclasts= Bone dissolving macrophages (type of cell that’s acidic). Has different names according to the type of tissues  Bone Matrix= 1/3 organic, collagen o 2/3 inorganic mainly hydroxyapatite (crystallized calcium phosphate) Compact Bone Structure  Concentric Lamellae= Rings surrounding osteon 2  Central Canal= Osteogenic canal  Osteon= Tubes that go to the length of the bone  Perforating Canals= Connecting canal, goes into nutrient foramina. Also known as Volkmann Canals  Lacunae= Space within bone where osteocyte resides  Canaliculi= Arms of the osteocyte. Brings in oxygen and nutrient  Trabeculae= Arches of bone. Made up of intertwining thin plates. The spaces are filled with bone marrow. Part of Spongy Bone Bone Marrow  Soft Tissue o Medullary Cavity= Has fat as an adult o Spaces in trabeculae o Large central canals  Red Bone Marrow= Hemopoietic tissue (forms blood) o Found mainly in axial region o Locations: Flat bones (skull, sternum, ribs), vertebrae, parts of the pelvic girdle, proximal heads of the humerus and femur  Yellow Bone Marrow= Does not produce blood. Turns mainly into adipose tissue and replaces red bone marrow as a person ages o Mostly found in the appendicular region 3 Bone Development  Ossification (osteogenesis)= Bone formation  Intramembranous Ossification= Produce flat bones of the skull and most of the clavicle o Dermal Bones= Develop in fibrous sheet  Endochondral Ossification= Bone develops from hyaline cartilage. It lasts from 6 weeks of age to early 20s. Allows rapid expansion of the brain and easier birth since the skull bones aren’t fused.  Appositional Growth= Adding more matrix to the surface. Gets thicker, but not heavier. o Osteoblasts build bone on the outer surface o Osteoclasts dissolve bone on the inner surface o Similar to intramembranous ossification  Bone Remodeling o Absorption= Dissolving bone o Deposition= Building new bone. Exercise and steroid hormones (testosterone/estrogen) stimulate remodeling  Wolff’s Law of Bone o Bone shape is determined by mechanical stress o Bone adapts to withstand stress o Form follows function 4


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