anatomy and physiology
The axial skeleton provides a framework that supports and protects the brain, the spinal cord, and the thoracic and abdominal organs. It also provides an extensive surface area for the attachment of muscles
axial skeletal function.
(1) adjust the positions of the head, neck, and trunk; (2) perform respiratory movements; and (3) stabilize or position parts of the appendicular skeleton, which support limbs.
The skull contains 22 bones: 8 form the cranium, or braincase, 14 in the face.
supports the voicebox
join and articulation of the skull
joint between the occipital bone of the skull and the first vertebra of the neck stabilizes the positions of the brain and spinal cord.
Joints, or articulations, form where two bones connect
nasal septum (septum, wall), which divides the nasal cavity into left and right halves.
The nine superficial facial bones control facial expressions and assist in manipulating food. The five deeper facial bones help separate the oral and nasal cavities, increase the surface area of the nasal cavities
occipital bone with the two parietal bones.
frontal bone to the parietal bones of either side (