• The human skeleton is an internal framework that, in adults, consists of 206 bones.
  • In addition to bones, the skeleton also consists of cartilage and ligaments.
  • The skeleton supports the body and gives it shape.
  • It has several other functions as well, including: protecting internal organs, producing blood cells, and maintaining mineral homeostasis.
  • The human skeleton consists of bones, cartilage, and ligament.
  • The adult human skeleton includes 206 bones and other tissues.
  • In this video by Science Friday, Dr. Kim Cooper reveals how the extremely springy leg bones of jerboas make this possible.
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