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How many bones are there in the human skeleton?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image71
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    How many bones are there in the human skeleton?


  2. dinkan53 profile image76
    dinkan53posted 5 years ago

    Adult human skeleton contains 206 bones

    08 Cranial
    14 Facial
    06 Ear
    01 Throat
    04 Shoulder
    25 Thorax
    24 Vertebral column
    06 Arms, Forearms
    54 Hands
    04 Pelvis
    02 Femur
    06 Legs
    52 Feet

  3. shara63 profile image68
    shara63posted 5 years ago

    There are over 206 bones in the adult human skeleton, a number which varies between individuals and with age – newborn babies have over 270 bones. some of which fuse together into a longitudinal axis.the Axial skeleton, to which the Appendicular skeleton is attached.

    The upright posture of humans is maintained by the Axial skeleton. It consists of the 80 bones along the central axis of the human body. It is composed of six parts; the human skull (22 bones and 7 associated bones), the ossicles of the middle ear, the hyoid bone of the throat, the rib cage  (12 pairs of ribs and the sternum)  & the vertebral column (26 bones). 

    The appendicular skeleton (126 bones) is formed by the pectoral girdles (4), the upper limbs (60), the pelvic girdle (2), and the lower limbs (60).
    The axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton together form the complete skeleton.

  4. Adamowen profile image80
    Adamowenposted 5 years ago

    http://adamowen.hubpages.com/hub/The-Human-Skeleton .. I wrote a hub about the human skeleton, check it out.

  5. health advice profile image80
    health adviceposted 5 years ago

    There are more than 200 bones in the human skeleton.

    Bones are a mixture of inorganic, mineral matter, such as phosphate of lime which give hardness, and organic, animal matter which promotes growth, strength and resilience. Some bones have marrow inside, where red and white corpuscles are produced. The bones in a baby are largely cartilage or gristle at first. They gradually ossify, or turn to bone, in the middle and then towards either end. As the child gets older, the ends of the bones close together. When the living tissue in the bones stops growing, so does the person.

    Water inside the bones tends to dry out as people get older, thus making the bones more brittle.