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Doctor insights on: Types Of Joints In The Skeletal System

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How many individual bones are in the skeletal system?

How many individual bones are in the skeletal system?

206: The skeletal system in an adult body is made up of 206 individual bones. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What are functions of the skeletal system?

What are functions of the skeletal system?

Functions skeleton: Great wifpeida question. Most simply they keep you from being an amoeba. ...Read more

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How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

Several ways.: Injury, disease (stroke), treatment (cast), severe mental illness like depression or catatonic states. What specifically do you want to know? ...Read more

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What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

The structure?: to effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time theres a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more

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What are the major organs of the nervous system?

What are the major organs of the nervous system?

Brain & Spinal Cord: The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (cns). The peripheral nervous system (pns) consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting !?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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Can some of the organs in the digestive system be transplanted?

Can some of the organs in the digestive system be transplanted?

Intestinal transplan: Yes, intestinal transplant is performed at select centers. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Some of the non-frightening diseases which happen in the digestive system are?

Too: M, any to go into here. Try to be more specific if you are having symptoms or if you are concerned about a particular illness. ...Read more

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In what way are parts of the vertebral column are used in sports?

In what way are parts of the vertebral column are used in sports?

Very broad ?: It is Always in use during any sporting activity just as it is in daily life. It supports Ur use of all extremities, acts in every thing U do. Momentum 2 pitching, punching, kicking, jumping & the list goes on. That's why a strong core will increase the stability of the spine & allows U 2 compete better as well as gives U stamina 4 activities and Ur ADL'S No spine U=an omeba or a very short persn ...Read more

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Does the dorsal cavity contain all of the structures of the nervous system?

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Does the dorsal cavity contain all of the structures of the nervous system?

Dorsal cavity: It contains the Cranial cavity & the Vertebral cavity. Cranial is the Brain. Vertebral is the Spinal Cord. ...Read more

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How can the central and peripheral nervous systems differ in structure?

How can the central and peripheral nervous systems differ in structure?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

Nervous system: In general terms, the central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain & spinal cord. The peripheral ns includes the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, & all others outside of the cns. Functionally the autonomic ns involves essentially involuntary actions. The sympathetic ns is the 'fight or flight' emergency system & parasympathetic ns is the rest & digest system. They work together. ...Read more