Human Anatomy/Osteology/Axialskeleton

Diagram of the axial skeleton

The Axial Skeleton is a division of the human skeleton and is named because it makes up the longitudinal axis of the body. It consists of the skull, hyoid bone, vertebral column, sternum and ribs. It is widely accepted to be made up of 80 bones, although this number varies from individual to individual.

Last modified on 26 April 2009, at 02:03