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1

What is the proper name for your skull?

Cranium

2

What is the name of your thigh bone?

Femur

3

What is the name for your kneecap?

Patella

4

What are the bones in your forearm?

Radius and ulna

5

What is the name for your spine?

Vertebral column

6

What are the bones in your lower leg?

Tibia and fibula

7

What are the five functions of the skeletal system?

Support
Movement
Blood production
Protection
Mineral storage

8

What are the three types of joint?

Synovial (moves freely)
Cartilaginous (moves slightly)
Fibrous (fixed)

9

What are the synovial joints?

Ball and socket - hip/shoulder
Hinge - elbow/knee
Pivot - neck
*Condyloid - wrist
*Saddle - thumb

10

Tendons attach what to what?

Muscle to bone

11

Ligaments attach what to what?

Bone to bone

12

What does cartilage do?

Acts as a shock absorber on the end of bones

13

What does synovial fluid do?

Stops bones from rubbing against each other

14

What is flexion?

Shortening the angle at a joint (bending)

15

What is extension?

Lengthening the angle at a joint (straightening)

16

What is rotation?

Turning around a single point

17

What is abduction?

Taking away the limb from the midline of the body

18

What is adduction?

Bringing the limb towards the midline of the body

19

What is circumduction?

A mixture of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction