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The Skeletal System For Dummies!. By Chris Park & Ethan Stewart Period 7. IMPORTANT STUFF.

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the skeletal system for dummies
The Skeletal System For Dummies!

By Chris Park & Ethan Stewart Period 7

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IMPORTANT STUFF

(1) Movable joints, such as the elbow, knee, and shoulder joints, permit varying degrees of motion. (2) The cells of red bone marrow—the soft, fatty core of many bones—produce new blood cells and release them into the bloodstream. (3) Yellow bone marrow, the most common type of marrow in the adult skeleton, stores fat. Yellow bone marrow does not normally produce blood cells.

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IMPORTANT STUFF Continued

The skeletal system is made up of bones, ligaments and tendons. It shapes the body and protects organs. The skeletal system works with the muscular system to help the body move

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MEDICAL ADVICE

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect of the brain characterized by the premature closure of one or more of the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull (called the cranial sutures) before brain growth is complete. The Symtom is an abnormally shaped skull. Treatment for craniosynostosis generally consists of surgery to relieve pressureon the brain and the cranial nerves.

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Health Tip

1. Calcium is a mineral that the body needs for numerous functions, including building and maintaining bones and teeth, blood clotting, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the regulation of the heart's rhythm. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth. So drink lots of milk.

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Interesting Facts

The skeleton of an adult consists of more than 200 bones. When jumping, your leg feels the weight of 1ton when you land.