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BIO 1004, Chapter 6 Notes

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BIO 1004, Chapter 6 Notes BIO 1004

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These notes cover chapter 6, the skeletal system. The material will be on the next exam.
Anatomy & Physiology
Jeffery Echols
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Date Created: 02/16/16
Chapter 6 Skeletal System  Bones to know: metacarpals, carpals, radius, ulna (under radius,) humerus, ribs, sternum, vertebra, ilium, femur patella, fibula, tibia, tarsels, metatarsels, clavicle, skull  Function of the bones: o Supports and protects body and organs o Produces blood cells and stores mineral salts o Space for muscles to attach  Anatomy of a long bone: o The periosteum is the outer covering of a bone that is made up of connective tissue, does not contain calcium. o The Epiphysis are the rounded ends of the long bones that contains the red marrow and spongy bone.  Red marrow produces red and white blood cells.  Made by: skull, ribs, sternum, and vertebrae  Spongy bone is the strongest type of bone made up of bars and plates. o The diaphysis is the central portion of the bone that is made up of compact bone and contains the medullary cavity.  Compact bone is made up of a system of Haversian canals and contains osteocytes and lacunae.  Haversian canals are concentric circles of bony material with blood vessels within the core.  Osteocytes are bone cells.  Lacunae are chambers containing bone cells  The Medullary cavity is found in the diaphysis and contains blood vessels and yellow marrow.  Yellow marrow stores fat.  Growth and Development o In the womb, babies’ bones are made up of prenatal cartilage, which slowly forms into bone through deposition of mineral salts. This process is called Endochondral Ossification.  Intramembranous ossification – no previous model, bones of the face  During endochondral ossification, the model develops 2 growth plates at the bone’s center and move towards opposite ends of the bones during development. The growth plate starts in the diaphysis and moves out towards the epiphysis.  Around our mid 20’s, our growth plates will fuse together and stop growing.  Growth plates can speed up if weight bearing exercises are introduced before puberty. The bone will not reach full length. o Our bones are continuously broken down and rebuilt throughout our life.  Osteoclasts are cells that break down bone and release calcium into the blood.  Calcium is needed to conduct impulses and produce muscle contractions.  Osteoblasts repair the damage done by osteoclasts and remove the calcium from the blood.  Osteocytes are mature osteoblasts that are trapped in the matrix of the bone.  Vertebrae o 4 different types of vertebrae:  Cervical vertebrae provide rotational movement of the skull and are found at the base of the neck. There are 7 cervical vertebrae.  There are 12 thoracic vertebrae that from the curve of your spine between your shoulder blades and further down.  There are 5 lumbar vertebrae that make up the small of your back.  There are 5 sacral vertebrae that are fused together.  Then you have the coccyx. o The spinal cord follows the outside of the vertebrae and is protected by the neural arches that are attached to the vertebrae. o Slightly moveable joints join together the vertebrae and are separated by intervertebral discs made up of connective tissue. o Vertebrae serve as a point of attachment for the ribs.  Ribs o There are two types of ribs:  True ribs are directly connected to the sternum.  False ribs are indirectly connected to the sternum.  Floating ribs o The xiphoid process is the tip of the sternum which is easily broken during chest compressions and can puncture the lungs if broken.  It becomes brittle in the elderly.  Skeleton o The Axial skeleton contains the skull, ribs, and vertebrae. o The appendicular skeleton contains all of the other bones.  Fractures o Types of Fractures  A simple fracture is a clean break that does not puncture the skin.  A compound fracture has ragged edges and can puncture the skin. The bone is often exposed to infection and outside pathogens.  Fractures that can be classified as simple or compound:  A partial fracture happens when the bone breaks lengthwise, but is not separated.  A greenstick fracture involves splintering of the bone and is most commonly seen in children.  An impacted fracture happens when the two ends of a break are compacted together, crushing the heads.  A comminuted fracture is a bone that is broken into several pieces.  A spiral fracture is a twisted break that usually results in sharp edges. o Repair  A hematoma is a blood clot where the break occurs, or a bruise.  A fibrocartilage callous is a mass of cartilage that forms around the edges of a fracture.  A bony callous occurs when calcium enters and the bone structure begins to reform.  When the bone goes through remodeling, it rebuild the medullary cavity. (osteoclasts)  Joints o There are 3 types of joints:  A fixed or unmovable joint is an area where at least two bones meet and the joint is not flexible. Ex: sternum, pelvis, cranial, sacrum  A slightly movable joint is an area where at least two bones meet and the joint has a small amount of flexibility.  A freely movable joint is an area where at least two bones meet that has a high degree of flexibility and motion.  Synovial joints have a synovial capsule and synovial fluid. o Types:  Ball and socket: shoulders and hips, rotational movement  Pivot joint: elbows and knees, provides movement in one direction  Saddle joints: wrists and ankles, provides some rotational movement o The synovial cavity o A synovial joint has  A synovial capsule that is made up of a water-tight membrane that is surrounded by ligaments.  Synovial fluid is a viscus, thick fluid that lubricates the ends of our bones and prevents the edges from rubbing together. It also prevents the cavity from collapsing or being compressed.


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