Appendicular Skeleton: Includes the bones of the limbs and those of the pectoral and pelvic girdles, which attach the limbs to the trunk.
Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint.
Axial Skeleton: Forms the longitudinal axis of the body.
Bursa: A small sac filled with Synovial fluid that cushions adjacent structures and reduces friction.
Cartilage: A connective tissue with a gelatinous matrix containing an abundance of fibers.
Endoskeleton: Internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal.
Fontanels: A relatively soft, flexible, fibrous region between two flat bones in a developing skull.
Haversian Canals: Central canal that contains one or more blood vessels.
Joints: An area where adjacent bones interact.
Ligaments: Dense band of connective tissue fibers that attach one bone to another.
Marrow: A tissue that fills the internal cavities in a bone.
Ossification: Formation of bones.
Osteology: Science concerned with the structure and function of bones.
Periosteum: Layer that surrounds a bone, consisting of an outer fibrous and inner cellular region.
Synovial Fluid: Substance secreted by Synovial membranes that lubricate joints.
Tendons: A collagenous band that connects a skeletal muscle to an element of the skeleton.