Human skeleton

Human skeleton

Our body´s internal support structure to which skeletal muscles are attached.



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The knee joint is made up by the femur, the tibia and the kneecap.

Movements of the head

This animation demonstrates how muscles and vertebrae move the head.

The bones of the thorax

The ribs, the sternum and the spinal column form the skeleton of the chest.

The skull and the spine

The two main parts of the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord are protected by the skull and the spinal column.

Types of bone articulations

Human bones are joined together by cartilaginous or synovial joints, sutures or they can fuse together.

Types of synovial joints

Synovial joints can be categorised by the direction of movement they allow.

Connective tissues

Connective tissues include loose and dense connective tissues, adipose tissue, blood, tendon and bone tissue.

Body parts

This animation introduces body parts on a male anatomical model.

Bone structure

This scene explains the structure and functions of the bones.

Homo erectus

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Human body (female)

This animation introduces the most important systems of the human body.

Human body (male)

This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.

Human muscles

Skeletal muscles form the active part of the locomotor system: they move the bones they are attached to.

Human teeth

Humans have 4 types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars and molars.

Layers of the skin; cutaneous senses

The skin is the soft outer covering of our body, its three layers are the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis.

Medical conditions of the spine

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine has a lateral deviation.

Muscles of the upper arm

The arms are moved by flexor and extensor muscles.

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This animation demonstrates the parts of the head, the torso and the limbs.

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This scene summarizes the main organs of the human body.

The structure of skeletal muscles

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What is the human body composed of?

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