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Axial Skeleton

Descriptions of Axial Skeleton

Axial Skeleton: the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Axial Skeleton

Axial Skeleton: The axial skeleton is made up of the bones, cartilage and ligaments of the skull, ribs, vertebral column and sternum. The axial skeleton is a living structure and has a variety of functions. The axial skeleton creates a framework to protect the vital organs, such as the brain, heart, lungs, spinal cord, and some endocrine and digestive organs. The axial skeleton also helps to support the body's weight, facilitate movement, and store minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Conditions that afflict the axial skeleton include fractures, tumors, cancer, dislocations, Paget's disease, genetic disorders and osteoporosis.

Closely Related Organs: Axial Skeleton

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Axial Skeleton

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Sub Parts: Axial Skeleton

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Axial Skeleton

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