11.8: Keeping Bones and Joints Healthy Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated2 minsto complete % Progress Practice Keeping Bones and Joints Healthy MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated2 minsto complete % Estimated2 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English arthritis Inflammation of a joint causing pain and swelling. calcium Element that is a component of bone; a necessary element in nerve conduction, heartbeat, muscle contraction, and many other physiological functions. fracture Break in bone. ligament Short band of tough connective tissue that connects bones together to form a joint. osteoarthritis Condition in which cartilage breaks down in joints, causing stiffness and pain. osteoporosis Disease in which bones become more fragile and likely to break. sprains Injuries to ligaments where a joint is put through a range of motion greater than its normal range. vitamin D Any of a group of sterols necessary for normal bone growth; found in milk, fish, and eggs and can be produced in the skin on exposure to sunlight. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Covers issues with the skeletal system and how to keep bones and joints healthy. Learning Objectives None Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Jessica Harwood Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Contributors: Doris Kraus, Ph.D. Niamh Gray-Wilson Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Sarah Johnson Jane Willan Corliss Karasov Editors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Tags: fracture osteoarthritis osteoporosis (2 more) SCI.BIO.913.4.L.1 SCI.LSC.913.4.L.1 Subjects: science Life Science Concept Nodes: SCI.LSC.913.4 (Keeping Bones and Joints Healthy) Grades: 7 , 8 Date Created: Nov 29, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 30, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.