Flashcards in Sketetal System Deck (19):
What is the proper name for your skull?
What is the name of your thigh bone?
What is the name for your kneecap?
What are the bones in your forearm?
Radius and ulna
What is the name for your spine?
What are the bones in your lower leg?
Tibia and fibula
What are the five functions of the skeletal system?
What are the three types of joint?
Synovial (moves freely)
Cartilaginous (moves slightly)
What are the synovial joints?
Ball and socket - hip/shoulder
Hinge - elbow/knee
Pivot - neck
*Condyloid - wrist
*Saddle - thumb
Tendons attach what to what?
Muscle to bone
Ligaments attach what to what?
Bone to bone
What does cartilage do?
Acts as a shock absorber on the end of bones
What does synovial fluid do?
Stops bones from rubbing against each other
What is flexion?
Shortening the angle at a joint (bending)
What is extension?
Lengthening the angle at a joint (straightening)
What is rotation?
Turning around a single point
What is abduction?
Taking away the limb from the midline of the body
What is adduction?
Bringing the limb towards the midline of the body