The importance and structure of the appendicular skeleton

The skeletal system

The skeletal system consists of 206 named bones that make up the skeleton, It is divided into main divisions which are the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton, It gives the shape to the body and it supports the body weight, without the bones you can not stand or sit erect.

skeleton system

The skeleton system

The bones in our body connect and form the skeleton, our skeleton gives our body the shape, It supports our body and protects the important organs in our body.

The skeletal system protects the organs such as the heart, the lungs and the brain, The backbone supports our body, The ribcage protects our lungs and the heart, The skull protects our brain and the eyes.

The appendicular skeleton

The appendicular skeleton consists of the bones of upper limbs, the bones of lower limbs and their girdles Tan bones.

The bones of the upper limbs consist of 3 parts which are the humerus bone, the forearm bones, hand bones, and it is connected to the shoulder bones, The bones of the upper limbs allow eating, drinking and holding the things.

The bones of the lower limbs consist of 3 parts which are the femur bone, the shaft bones, the foot bones, and it is connected to the pelvic bones, The bones of the lower limbs allow walking, running, standing and carrying the rest of the body.

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