Skeletal System


What are the major divisions of the human skeleton?

The human skeleton has two major divisions: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton includes the bones of the center or axis of the body. The appendicular skeleton consists of the bones of the upper and lower extremities.

The human skeleton is divided into two main groups of bones: appendicular and axial. (From Moore, K. L., and Agur, A. M. R. Essential Clinical Anatomy. 2nd Ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.)

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