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  1. The bones of the ______________act as a hard shell to protect the internal organs—such as the brain and the heart—from damage caused by external forces.[Points: 1]
  2. Almost every skeletal muscle works by pulling _________or more bones either closer together or further apart.[Points: 1]
  3. The _________ bone marrow inside of our hollow long bones is used to store energy in the form of lipids.[Points: 1]
  4. Digestion starts in the:[Points: 1]
  5. The process by which the osseous tissue slowly replaces the cartilage and fibrous tissue is called _________________.[Points: 1]
  6. At birth, the skeleton of a newborn has more than 300 bones; as a person ages, these bones grow together and fuse into larger bones, leaving adults with only _______ bones.[Points: 1]
  7. The process of endochondral ossification where the diaphysis grows inside of cartilage from a primary ossification center until it forms most of the bone is the way _______________are formed.[Points: 1]
  8. The smallest bones in our body are in our ears.[Points: 1]
  9. The skull is composed of 22 bones that are fused together except for the mandible.[Points: 1]
  10. If you had a herniated disc in your C-1 vertebra, in which part of your spine would this be located:[Points: 1]
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