The Skeleton - Your Body

The most obvious function of the skeleton is one of support, to provide form and structure to the body. It is the skeleton that gives us the characteristical human shape. The skeleton also protects the internal organs, produces red and white blood cells, stores minerals and allows movement.

Ligaments

Ligaments

Ligaments are short cord-like bands of white fibrous connective tissue that are touch and...

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Tendons

Tendons

Tendons are white fibrous cords of dense, regularly arranged conective tissue which link muscles to...

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Cartilage

Cartilage

Cartilage is a firm flexible connective tissue consisting of a dense network of collagen fibres and elastic...

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The Skeleton

There are 206 named bones in the human skeleton, and more than 200 joints. The bones are bound together by connective tissues called ligaments.

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