By: Sydney Archibald and Shelbie Rhodes
What is the function of the Skeletal System?
What are the roles of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves in human movement?
Ligaments - there are 3 types of ligaments in the human body. The most common form of ligament is the tought, fibrous tissue that connects one bone to another cone ofrming a joint. The ligaments provide joint stability. Their primary function is to prevent movement that might damage a joint.
Muscules - the main function of muscles is movement. Muscles are the only tssue in the body that has the ability to contract and therefore move the other parts of the body.
Tendons - the function of tendons is to connect muscle tissues to bones.
Nerves - nerves conduct impulses between your brain and receptors. The role of nerves, in particular, motor neurones, is that they transmit the instructions to move the body or part of the body as the brain says to.
What are 2 major disorders?
Leukemia - White blood cells are produced in part by the bone marrow. A variety of blood cancers are generally termed leukemia. The onset is generally insidious and until a critical mass of abnormal cells occurs, most people are without symptoms. Early warning signs include: bone pain, excess fatigue, easy bruising, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and bleeding gums.