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Bones of the Human Body

Five Different Types of Joints

The junction where two bones meet is a joint, also known as a bony articulation. With more than 200 bones in the human body, there...
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What To Do When You Have Swollen Finger Joints

Each finger of the hand has three joints. If these joints become swollen it can cause discomfort. This swelling is an inflammation...
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Role of Calcium in the Skeletal System

It is common knowledge that calcium plays a vital role in bone health, but the mechanisms that use calcium at a cellular level are...
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Vitamins That Support Bone Growth

Bone growth begins early in fetal development -- at a gestational age of approximately 6 to 7 weeks, according to the University o...
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Exercising With a Broken Clavicle

Clavicles -- otherwise known as collarbones -- are thin bones that attach the shoulder blades to the breastbone. A break to a clav...
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Does Caffeine Affect the Absorption of Vitamins or Minerals?

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for a person's growth and development. Because they need to be absorbed from the blo...
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What Mineral Does the Body Store in Its Bones?

Solid mineral crystals in your bones impart them with the strength and rigidity to support your body and withstand powerful physic...
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Names of the Bones in the Human Leg & Arm

In both the arms and the legs, the half closest to the body has one strong, thick, long bone. The other half of the arm or leg, th...
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What Are the Major Bones in the Human Body?

Adults have 206 bones. Babies are born with about 300 bones, but many fuse together as the baby grows. According to St. Louis Univ...
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Common Injuries of the Skeletal System

There are 206 bones in the human body. They come in many shapes in sizes, molded generation after generation to articulate with on...
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