Parts of adult & young bone, 123 - adult bone

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The Basics of Bone in Health and Disease - Bone Health and Osteoporosis - NCBI Bookshelf adult bone


The human skeleton of an adult consists of around 206 to 208 bones, depending on the counting of the sternum It is composed of 270 bones at birth, but later.

The human skeleton is the internal framework of the human body. It is composed of around 270 bones at birth – this total decreases to around 206 bones by adulthood after some bones get fused together. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around age 21. In adults, it occurs mainly in the pelvis, cranium, vertebrae, and sternum.

These bones give your body structure, let you move in many ways, protect your internal organs, and more. It's time to look at all your bones — the adult human.