Anatomy, Physiol. and Pathophysiol. for Allied Health by K. Booth, T. Wyman

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Treatment. The most common treatments include medications to prevent bone loss and relieve bone pain, estrogen replacement therapy, lifestyle changes to prevent bone loss (including regular exercise and diets or supplements that include calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D), moderation in use of alcohol, and stopping smoking. Gout is a type of arthritis that usually occurs more frequently with age. ɀ Causes. Gout is caused by deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints. People with gout cannot break down uric acid properly and remove it from their bloodstream.

Most ribs are also attached to structures anteriorly. Based on what ribs attach to anteriorly, they can be classified as follows: ɀ ɀ ɀ True. The first seven pairs of ribs are true ribs. They attach directly to the sternum through pieces of cartilage called costal cartilages. False. Rib pairs 8, 9 and 10 are called false ribs. They attach to the costal cartilage of rib pair number 7. Floating. Rib pairs 11 and 12 are called floating ribs because they do not attach anteriorly to any structure. Bones of the Shoulders, Arms, and Hands The bones of the shoulders are called pectoral girdles and include clavicles and scapulae.

Sebum also prevents bacteria from growing on skin (see Figures 2-1 and 2-3). Nails Nails function to protect the ends of the fingers and toes. The portion of a nail that you can see is the nail body, and the portion embedded in skin is called the nail root. The nail root contains active keratinocytes that constantly divide to produce nail growth. The white half-moon–shaped area at the base of a nail is called a lunula. The lunula also contains very active keratinocytes. Beneath each nail is a layer called the nail bed.

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