In this text, we study the skeletal system from four different viewpoints:
a. Bone As Tissues. This aspect of the human skeletal system was discussed in paragraph 2-11 and will not be further discussed here.
b. Bone As An Individual Organ. Section II of this lesson discusses bone as an individual organ.
c. Articulations (Joints)--Arthrology. Section III of this lesson introduces the study of joints, or arthrology.
d. The Human Skeleton. Section IV of this lesson discusses the human skeleton as a whole in terms of its major subdivisions.
Section II. BONE AS AN INDIVIDUAL ORGAN
4-4. BASIC STRUCTURE OF AN INDIVIDUAL BONE
See figure 4-1 for the basic structure of an individual bone.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.