Skeletal System
By: Miracle Wiggins

Introduction

     The Skeletal System includes all of the bones and joints in your body. Each bone is a  complexed living organ that is made up of many cells, protein fibers, and minerals. The skeletal acts as a scaffold by providing support and protection for the soft tissues that makes up the rest of the body. The skeletal system  also provides attachment point for muscles to have movement at the joints. New red blood cells are produced by the red bone marrow inside our bones.

                                                       Diseases in the Skeletal System

Bone scans and bone marrow biopsies are used to diagnose cancer.Osteoporosis is a prevalent disease of the skeletal system, particularly among the elderly, resulting in the loss of bone tissue. In osteoporosis, bone loses calcium, becomes thinner, and may disappear completely.

                                                    Five Facts About The Skeletal System                                                1. The adult skeletal system consists of 206 bones in the body.

               2. The skeleton of a newborn babies have over 300 different components.

               3. Each hand has 27 bones in it.

               4. Each foot has 26 bones in it.

               5. Most adults have 27 ribs ( 12 pair), about one in every five hund

                                                    

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