OpenStudy (phebe):

MEDALSSS!!! 10. How do the axial and appendicular skeleton relate? @mrdoldum

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe We can look at the words here as well. Appendicular, sounds like appendage does it not? Do you know the definition of appendage?

OpenStudy (phebe):

no i don't

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe Appendage means something attached to a main body, well, that is good enough for us. So our appendages are our arms and legs. If we look at axial, it is similar to axis. This is used when we talk about the rotation of Earth. It rotates around an axis, a central line through Earth. So, we have appendages, attached to a larger body, and axis a central region of something.

OpenStudy (phebe):

yess thanx so wats the answer

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe, what is a central point in our bodies?

OpenStudy (phebe):

our hearts

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe Sorry, with regards to bones. We have a central skeletal system that is the backbone of our skeleton.

OpenStudy (phebe):

ok

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe So, skull ribcage, and spinal vertebrae are the axial skeletal system.

OpenStudy (phebe):

o thanx so is that the answer

OpenStudy (anonymous):

For the axial, for the rest it is the pevlic bones leg and arm bones and the like.

OpenStudy (phebe):

wait hold on, wat was the answer thoe @mrdoldum

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Phebe See attached photo. This indicates the axial skeletal system in blue.

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

The axial protects the brain and spinal cord, and the appendicular sends and receives impulses to the peripheral of the body. It responds to stimuli and also calls muscles and glands into action to protect the body.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@PRAETORIAN.10 I'm pretty sure the skeletal systems in question do not "call muscles and glands into action."

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

@PRAETORIAN.10 "...the appendicular sends and receives impulses to the peripheral of the body." is not a figure of speech. It is a statement that erroneously implies that the skeletal system is actively sending and receiving signals in the manner that the nervous system is doing. We have to be very careful about the way things are worded or we will increase confusion.

OpenStudy (phebe):

ok thanx guys can u help me with another one thoee

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

I think I better leave it up to the expert otherwise I'll end up pissing someone off...

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

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