Explain The Four Components Of Axial Skeleton

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The four components of the axial skeleton are: SKULL (consists of 28 bones that include the cranium, which encloses and protects the brain and facial bones). VERTEBRAL COLUMN (supports the skull and protect the spinal cord). RIBS ( 12 pairs of bow shaped bones that protect the organs in the body cavities of the trunk). STERNUM ( aka breastbone and supports the collar bones). The Appendicular skeleton consists of: PECTORAL GIRDLE (consists of two shoulder blades and two collar bones, which articulate together to allow some movement). UPPER LIMBS (consists of upper arm, forearm, wrist, palm, and fingers that all work together for movement and function of your arm). PELVIC GIRDLE (two large hip bones that provide support for the attachment

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