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The skeletal system: Bone structure

Brendan DochertyPGCE, MSc, RN, is clinical stream manager, cardiology and critical care, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, AustraliaThis article, the first of a four-part series, explores the core anatomy and physiology of bones, including their purpose and function. Part two covers bone growth; part three looks at the axial skeletal system; and part four examines the appendicular skeletal system.

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