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Human Anatomy I Skeletal System

by: Katelyn Farris

Human Anatomy I Skeletal System BIO 2440

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These notes cover in depth the skeletal system. Including: -Functions of the skeletal system -Parts of the skeletal system -Bone shapes -Structure of a long bone -Bone membranes -Structure of...
Human Anatomy I
Mr. Griffis
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Skeletal System Skeletal System Functions -Support -Storage -Blood cell production -Protection -Leverage (movement) Parts of the skeletal system -Includes: -Bones -Cartilage -Tendons -Ligaments Bone Shapes -Long bone: longer than it is wide -Ex. Humerus, femur -Short bone: about the same width and length -Ex. Carpals, tarsals -Flat bone: made of thin sheets of bone -Ex. Sternum, occipital bone -Irregular bone: have complex shapes -Ex. Vertebrae, hipbone -Sesamoid: seed shaped -Ex. Patella Structure of a long bone -Diaphysis: shaft -Epiphysis: end of a long bone -Metaphysis: region between diaphysis and epiphysis -Epiphyseal plate (growth plate): cartilage disc that can continue to grow until puberty ends -ossify: turns to bone -once it turns to bone it is called the epiphyseal line -Medullary cavity: cavity in the diaphysis that contains fat called yellow marrow -Compact bone: outer layer of the bone -Spongy bone: porous inner bone -Red marrow: located in the spongy bone; produces all blood cells -Yellow marrow: adipose tissue Bone membranes -Periosteum -Membrane that covers outer surfaces of bones -Fibrous connective tissue -Where tendons and ligaments attach -Contain some bone cells -Endosteum -Covers internal surfaces of bones -Connective tissue -Includes bone cells -With more exercise bones will get thicker -With less exercise bones will get thinner -If the cells are adding tissue to the bone they’re called: osteoblasts -If the cells are losing tissue they are called: osteoclasts -Osteoporosis Structure of a flat bone -Outer surface is compact bone -Center is made of spongy bone Ossification -Endochondrial ossification: the cartilage turning to bone -Intramembranous ossification: membranes turning to bone -Interstitional: ossification starts from the inside -Appositional: ossification starts from the outside Major divisions of the Skeleton -Axial Skeleton -Down the midline -Includes: -Skull -Vertebral column -Rib cage -Appendicular Skeleton -Includes: -Shoulders -Hips -Arms -Legs -Hands -Feet Axial Skeleton: Skull -Cranium and facial bones -Cranium is just the part that contains the brain; everything else is facial bone -8 Cranium Bones - Frontal Bone - Two Parietal Bones - Two Temporal - One Occipital - One Sphenoid - One Ethmoid Cranial Bones -Frontal -Location: anterior part of the cranium -Forms superior parts of the orbits -Articulates with the parietal bones at the coronal suture -Contains the frontal sinuses (paranasal sinuses) -Superior orbital foramen/notch -nerves and blood vessels come through this hole onto the forehead -Parietal -Location: most of the superior part of the cranium -the two parietal bones are joined by the sagittal suture -joins the occipital bone by the lambdoid suture -joins the temporal bone by the temporal suture -Occipital -Forms the posterior and most of the inferior parts of the cranium -Includes the foramen magnum which is the large hole where the spinal cord exits the skull -Occipital Condyles: a bump on either side of the foramen magnum that articulates with the atlas vertebrae -External Occipital Protuberance: attachment site for muscles -Nuchal line: two horizontal lines (superior and inferior) that are associated with the external occipital protuberance; also where muscles attach to -Temporal -Forms most of the lateral aspects of the cranium -Includes the Zygomatic process that attaches to the Zygomatic bone -Mandibular fossa: depressions on the temporal bones that articulate with the mandibular condyles -External acoustic meatus: ear canal that leads to ear cavities -Mastoid process is where muscles attach to turn the head -Styloid process tiny point where several muscles attach -Sphenoid -Bat or butterfly shaped -Forms part of the base, sides, and front of the cranium -Keystone bone: connected to all the other cranial bones; ties them all together -Contains sinuses -Sella turcica: contains and protects the pituitary gland -Greater and lesser wings -Lateral and medial pterygoid plates of the pterygoid process -Ethmoid -Cribiform plate with olfactory foramena is a part of the ethmoid bone -these holes allow the nerves for our sense of smell go through these holes -Crista Galli- flat piece of bone that sticks off of the cribriform plate -Perpendicular plate forms the superior part of the nasal cavity -Superior and middle nasal conchae -Contains sinuses -Form part of the orbits Skull -Facial Bones -Maxilla - Two Zygomatic Bones - Two Lacrimal Bones - Palatine Bone - Vomer - Two Inferior Nasal Conchae - Two Nasal - Mandible Maxilla -Two bones fused together during development -Forms upper jaw, central face, and lower orbit -Holds upper teeth -Inferior orbital foramen: holes below the orbit where nerves and blood vessels come through -Contains sinuses -Palatine process of the maxilla forms the anterior 2/3s of the hard palate -If the two bones do not fuse in fetal development a cleft palate is formed Zygomatic (2) -Located in the cheeks -Forms the sides of the orbit -Articulate with the Zygomatic processes of the temporal bones Lacrimal (2) -In the medial orbit next to the nose -Lacrimal foramen is where the duct goes through that allows tears to go in the nasal cavity Palatine Bones (2 fused) -Forms the posterior 1/3 of the hard palate -Forms small part of orbits and nasal cavity Vomer -Forms the inferior part of the nasal septum Inferior Nasal Conchae (2) -Separate bones by themselves -Form the lowermost scroll shaped bones inside the nasal cavity Nasal Bones (2) -Forms or support the bridge of the nose Mandible -Jawbone -Has mandibular condyles which are rounded bumps that articulate with the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone -TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) -Holds the lower teeth -Mental foramen- holes on the front -Mandibular foramen- holes on the side -Coronoid process, mandibular notch -Mandibular body- horizontal part -Mandibular ramus- vertical parts -Mandibular angle- parts in between the body and ramus Hyoid Bone -Inferior to the mandible -Not connected to any other bone -U-shaped -Above the voice box -Acts as a base for the tongue -Vital for speaking and swallowing The Vertebral Column (spine) -Flexible -Twenty-six bones in an adult (33 fetal) -Supports trunk -Surrounds and protects the delicate spinal cord Division and Curvatures -Curvatures -Cervical and lumbar concave posteriorly -Thoracic and sacral are convex posteriorly -Divisions (How many?) -Cervical: #7 -Thoracic: #12 -Lumbar: #5 -Sacrum: 5 fused together -Coccyx: 4 fused together Spinal Curvature Abnormalities -Scoliosis: lateral curvature -Kyphosis: hunchback -Lordosis: swayback Intervertebral Discs -Between vertebra -Cushions and allows movement -Two parts: 1. Nucleus pulposus -Middle part of the disc and more flexible 2. Annulus fibrosus -The whole outside of the disc and is much tougher -Herniated disc: disc squishes out of its normal position and presses against a nerve Vertebra general structure -Body: disc-shaped anterior portion -Spinous process: process sticking out posteriorly -Transverse process: stick out laterally -Muscles attach to the processes -Articulating surfaces (facets): surfaces on the top and bottom of each vertebrae where each vertebrae attaches to the one above and below it -Vertebral foramen: hole through each vertebra that contains the spinal cord -Intervertebral foramen: hole between each vertebra -Lamina: area between the transverse process and spinous process -Pedicle: area between the body and the transverse process Cervical vertebra structure -Smallest -Have transverse foramina -Spinous process structure is bifid (only C2-C6) -C7 -Not bifid -Looks almost like a thoracic vertebrae -The vertebra prominens Special cervical vertebra -Atlas, C1 -Articulates superiorly with the occipital condyles -Articulates inferiorly with the axis or C2 -The joint between the atlas and axis allows the head to move side to side -The joint between the atlas and occipital bone allows the head to move up and down -Has anterior and posterior tubercles instead of a body and spinous process -Axis, C2 -Articulates superiorly with atlas -Has an odontoid process (dens), which is a large bump that sticks off of it Thoracic vertebra structure -12 thoracic vertebras -Spinous process points downward sharply -Medium-sized -Located in the chest -Coastal facets: attachment sites for the ribs Lumbar vertebra structure -5 lumbar vertebra -Largest vertebra -Spinous process is hatchet shaped -Large bodies Sacrum & Coccyx -Sacrum -5 fused vertebra -Articulates superiorly with L5 -Articulates inferiorly with the coccyx -Articulates laterally with the ileum -Coccyx -4 fused vertebra -Articulates with the sacrum Bony Thorax (rib cage) -Thoracic vertebra posteriorly -Ribs -From thoracic vertebra to sternum, stop short and are connected to sternum by hyaline cartilage (coastal cartilage) -The first 7 ribs connect directly to the sternum by their own piece of cartilage and are true ribs -The ribs 8-12 connect indirectly or not at all to the sternum are false ribs -Ribs 11 and 12 don’t connect at all and are floating ribs -Sternum -Flat plate in front of bony thorax -Made of manubrium -Body -Xyphoid process The Appendicular Skeleton Pectoral Girdle -Consists of 4 bones that connect the arms to the torso -In shoulder area -Includes: the scapula and clavicle Scapula -Shoulder blade -Connects to the clavicle at the acromion process -Depression on the lateral part called the glenoid cavity which articulates with the head of the Humerus -Triangular shaped -Spine: raised ridge on the posterior part -Above the spine is the supraspinous fossa -Below the spine is the infraspinous fossa -Coracoid process: bump on the anterior part of the scapula Clavicle -Collarbone -Connects scapula to sternum -Sternal end articulates with the manubrium -Acromial end articulates with the acromial process -the flatter end -S-shaped Humerus -Located in the brachial region (upper arm) -Head of the humerus articulates with the glenoid cavity of the scapula -The distal end of the humerus has two structures 1. Capitulum: articulates with the head of the radius 2. Trochlea: articulates with the trochlear notch of the ulna -Deltoid tuberosity: bump on the lateral diaphysis of the humerus Ulna and Radius -Radius -Lateral -Head articulates with the Capitulum -Allows rotational movement -Articulates distally with the carpals -Ulna -Medial -Trochlear notch articulates with the trochlea of the humerus -Allows flexion of the arm Carpals, Metacarpals, Phalanges -Carpals -Wrist bones -8 carpals, each with its own -Metacarpals - Hand bones -Phalanges -Finger and toe bones -Proximal, middle, distal Coxal Bones, 2 (hip bones) -Made of 3 fused bones -Forms the pelvic girdle with lumbar vertebrae -Contains a socket the acetabulum that articulates with the head of the femur -Obturator foramen: large hole -Pubic Symphasis: joint that joins the coxal bones anteriorly Ilium -Largest of the three bones that form the coxal bone -Superior part -Contains the greater sciatic notch -Articulates medially with the sacrum Ischium -Inferior posterior part of the coxal bone -Ischial tuberosity: large bump that muscles attach to Pubis and Pubic Symphasis -Anterior and inferior part -Anterior joint is the pubic Symphasis Femur and Patella -Thighbone -Articulates proximally with the acetabulum -Articulates distally with the tibia and the patella -Patella: knee cap Tibia and Fibula -Tibia -Shinbone -Medial malleolus of the tibia—medial ankle process -Articulates proximally with the femur -Articulates distally with the talus -Medial lower leg bone -Fibula -Lateral lower leg bone -Lateral malleolus—lateral ankle process Tarsals -Form the posterior foot -7 tarsals per foot -Calcaneus: heel bone -Talus – articulates with the tibia Metatarsals and Phalanges -5 metatarsals per foot -Anterior foot bones -Toes are phalanges Fontanels -Places in a baby’s skull where there are no bones yet -Anterior fontanel: the biggest one and most likely to receive damage -4 spots all together Auditory Ossicles -Transmit the sound waves from the ear drum into the ear


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