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In this video we will explore the structure and function of the human skeleton in depth, as well as some animal skeletons. Created by Tracy Kim Kovach.
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- is the red and/or yellow bone marrow housed inside of the cancellous bone?(13 votes)
- It depends on age. When you're young all your bone marrow is red marrow, as we age a lot of marrow in our long bones become yellow and mostly fatty. There is still red marrow in flat bones and the epiphysis of long bones.(11 votes)
- why does it pain when our bones break? do they have nerves or anything else, other than bone marrow, going through them?(18 votes)
- though bones may look lifeless, they are constantly growing and active. (growth need not be only in length but also in production of new cells). coming to the point, bones are richly supplied with capillaries and nerves. the capillaries help in blood circulation too.(8 votes)
- I was told that when a bone is broken majorly, doctors take a chunk of bone from the pelvic girdle and patch it up. So when this happens, won't the haemopoeisis get disturbed. And will it cause any irregularities in the structure of that bone?(11 votes)
- I've read about rickets which is when your bones start bending. What causes this. i just can't remember what causes rickets.(4 votes)
- So rickets is a bone disorder, then why is it concerned with vitamin D?... now you may intake sufficient calcium and phosphorus but to draw nutrition out of them, your body needs vit D. When that's missing, your body draws calcium from your bones which makes your bones decalcified. This causes rickets. Hope this helps.(5 votes)
- is the shoulder bone part of the appendicular or axial skeleton?because in my science book the shoulder bone is a part of appendicular skeleton but i am not sure.(3 votes)
- so what is the sholder bone called(4 votes)
- The shoulder is the joint between the humerus, which is the long bone in the upper arm, and the scapula, which is commonly called the shoulderblade.(5 votes)
- so basically what is the main function of the skull(1 vote)
- If I had to name the one most important function of the skull, it'd be how the cranial bones make a hard, protective shell around the brain.
It has other jobs, though. The orbits support and protect your eyes so that you can see. Cavities in the temoral bone are essential for hearing and balance. The mandible and maxilla are useful for eating, drinking, and talking. Muscles can attach to the bones of the skull, letting you move your head, move your jaw, move your eyes, and have facial expressions. The structure of the nasal cavity protects your respiratory system and helps stop you dehydrating through your lungs. Because the skull is made of bone, it helps with maintaining levels of calcium and phosphate in blood.
So, almost everything you can do with your head depends on the structure of the skull in some way. And still, I think its most important job is to protect the brain.(7 votes)
- What's the differnce between hip and pelvis?(2 votes)
- The hip is usually what we refer to the joint in that area, and the pelvis is the hip-bone. Most people will just assume you're talking about the area in general though.(4 votes)
- Why do bones really break if we have layers of skin on us?(1 vote)
- If you wrapped a few layers of plastic wrap around a pencil, you could still break the pencil underneath. The skin can help protect the muscle, bone, and other tissues underneath it, but only to a certain point.(6 votes)
- Why isn't the pelvis part of the axial skeleton?(2 votes)
So in this video we're going to be talking about skeletal structure and then the function of those skeletons and specifically human skeletons is what we're interested in but before we talk about human skeletons let's talk about bug skeletons or the skeletons of arthropods are insects and so I'm going to draw a little ladybug here and our little ladybug being an arthropod has what is called an exoskeleton and the XO and XO skeleton actually first the fact that this skeleton is outside of the ladybug so "exo" is actually Greek for outside or external humans on the other hand we are vertebrates and as vertebrates we have this amazing network of bones located on the interior of our bodies and so we have what are called endo skeletons and endo is greek for within or inner referring to the location of the skeleton is being inside of our bodies as opposed to outside now as humans our endoskeleton performs a variety of pretty vital functions the first of which is it supports our body and provides a framework for movement so what does this mean are our body is supported by the network of our bones which allows us to sit up and stand and provide some sort of structure for our body and then the limbs of our body in particular and various joints in our body provide a framework for movement that allows you to run around to kick a soccer ball to type on a keyboard another important function of our skeleton is that it protects our most vital organs so if you look at the skull for example it houses our brain and the ribcage it protects our heart and lungs and other organs and the third function of our skeleton is is that it performs a variety of physiological roles in our body namely the storage of calcium and what is called hematopoeisis, which is the production of all the cellular components within our blood so our blood is made up of many different components plasma proteins among other things and the cellular components of our blood which are red blood cells white blood cells and platelets are all formed within the bone marrow of my bones and so those are the main functions of the bones that form our skeleton now one way of classifying bones is differentiating between those that form the axial skeleton and then those that form the appendicular skeleton now the axial skeleton is made up of our skull and ribcage and our vertebral column that is the axial skeleton it forms sort of the axis of our body right right in the center down the midline and then the bones of the forelimbs and our pelvis form what is called the appendicular skeleton and so go are four appendages form the appendicular skeleton which is attached to our central or axial skeleton another classification system for the bones in our skeleton is the difference between flat bones and long bones now what are flat bones some examples of flat bones are the bones that make up your skull the different bones that make up your ribs and then also the bones in your pelvis and so flat bones really are describing the shape of the bone these bones are made up of an inner spongy or cancellous bone and then the outer shell is made up of compact bone there's an inner spongy cancellous bone in an outer shell of compact bone and flat bone serve primarily to protect our organs and serve as a site for him at 0 police's now long bones on the other hand some examples of those would be the humerus in your upper arm or say the femur and your lower leg and if I draw a long bone out here there are a few different terms to be familiar with when you're referring to different parts of the long bone the long middle portion of a long bone is called the diathesis and then the end of a long bone is called the APIs and there is the small area of bone in between the two are in the middle of the diathesis and the purposes is called the metaphysis and the metathesis contains the growth plate which is present in the long bones of children and these long bones are made up of the same inner spongy cancellous bone with an outer shell of compact bone just like flat bones and these long bones really are the ones that provide a framework for movement like we talked about before and they also serve as a side of hematopoiesis. And speaking of hematopoiesi, where exactly does this Hematopoiesis occur? I mentioned that it occurs in bone marrow which is contained within bones and there are two different types of bone marrow there is what is called red bone marrow and then yellow bone marrow now red bone marrow serves as the primary site for hematopoiesis, which makes sense because the red blood cells from hematopoiesis actually make red bone marrow look red to the naked eye so you can remember that red bone marrows for blood or hematopoiesis and you can typically find red bone marrow within flat bones and then in the epiphyses of long bones. And then yellow bone marrow on the other hand is primarily a site for fat storage made up of fat cells called adipocytes and generally you can find yellow bone marrow within the diocese of long bones