Flashcards in Chapter 8 Vocab Deck (100)
A site where two or more bones meet
How are joints classified?
by sructure and function
What are the three structural classifications of joints?
fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial
What are the three functional classifications of joints?
Immovable and slightly immoveable joints are typically restricted to what portion of the skeleton?
the axial skeleton
Which joints are generally immoveable?
Which types of joints are generally freely moveable?
True or False: Cartilaginous joints have both rigid and slightly moveable examples
Fibrous joints are composed of what type of tissue?
dense fibrous connective tissue
True or False: There is no joint cavity present in fibrous joints
The amount of movement in a fibrous joint is dependant on___________
the length of the connective tissue fibers
What are the three types of fibrous joints?
What is a suture?
a seam of very short connective tissue fibers that are continous with the periosteum
What are synostoses?
a term describing ossified, closed sutures
True or False: The sutures of the skull fuse during middle age
In syndesmoses, bones are connected exclusively by ____________
What is the pronounciation of Syndesmoses?
freely moveable joints
slightly moveable joints
True or False: There is a joint cavity present in fibrous joints
What is a gomphosis?
A peg in socket joint
A gomphosis is a type of __________(structural classification) joint
What is one example of a gomphoses?
A tooth in its alveolar socket
What are cartilaginous joints?
Joints in which the articulating bones are joined by cartilage
Cartilaginous joints are _______ moveable
What are the two types of cartilaginous joints?
synchondroses and symphyses
What are Synchondroses ?
Joints in which bone is united by a bar or plate of hyaline cartilage
What are two examples of synchondroses?
epiphyseal plates and costal cartilages