Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture
Dynamic Nature of Bone
Functions of the skeletal system:
o Focus on storage of minerals and lipids
What makes bone dynamic?
What does it mean to be dynamic?
o Changing, in motion
o Not static
Bones can change based on needs
o If you’ve had an accident and stop putting weight on one leg, a third of skeletal weight it loss
o Putting strain on bones will cause it to become thicker
o The spongy bones on the head of a femur may be replace several times a year
Growth of the skeleton determines the size and proportions of your body