Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #31

Question

Which term is synonymous with the body joints when discussing the skeletal system of the human body?

Answers

  1. Diarthrosis
    • Rationale:

      Diarthrosis is a joint classification that indicates a freely moveable joint.

  2. Synarthrosis
    • Rationale:

      Synarthrosis is a joint classification that indicates an immovable joint.

  3. Articulations
    • Rationale:

      Another term for a joint is an articulation.

  4. Amphiarthrosis
    • Rationale:

      Amphiarthrosis is a joint classification that indicates a slightly movable joint.

Overview

A joint is the junction point between two or more bones.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Joints are composed of cartilage and fibrous connective tissue. They permit bodily movements and are classified according to their structure and function. Another term for a joint is an articulation.

Test Taking Tip

Use your knowledge of medical terminology to assist in choosing the correct choice for this question.

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