The information found in the captions is derived from the exhibit except those found in parentheses. Those are my own words.
As the above picture comments, these skeletons were once living people who gave permission to use them for scientific and educational purposes. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed viewing the exhibit, keeping in mind to respect the skeletons and its bones.
Shall We Continue with the Skeleton?
An adult’s skeleton only weighs 15 to 20 pounds, yet, it is stronger than reinforced concrete. The skeletal muscles are attached to the skeleton, creating a system of mechanical levers that convert muscular action into movement. The skeleton tens to become lighter, and therefore weaker with age, a condition known as osteoporosis. Bones also have several other vital tasks. They protect delicate internal organs and store minerals needed in metabolic processes. The bone marrow inside the bones produces blood cells. The main blood cells production sites are in flat bones such as the breast bone, ribs, shoulder blades, and pelvis. The effect can be minimized through regular physical exercise as bone is reinforced where it bears load.
And Explore Its Specific Parts?
This concludes the skeleton and bones. I will be posting further pictures of the exhibit pertaining to disease and blood. I will also be posting various tidbits of information from the exhibit that might be interesting.