The Skeletal System

Two basic types of bones - Compact and spongy bones (see pic below)

Bone Classification

  1. Long bones
  2. Short bones
  3. Flat bones
  4. Irregular bones

*** The adult skeleton is composed of 206 bones ***

Functions of the Bones

  • support
  • protection
  • movement
  • storage
  • blood cell formation

Human Skeleton