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Subject: human bones
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: bluefairy1-ga
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Posted: 13 Sep 2006 10:20 PDT
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How many bones has a baby or adult human have?
Subject: Re: human bones
Answered By: elmarto-ga on 13 Sep 2006 10:36 PDT
"In the skeleton of the adult there are 206 distinct bones"

Osteology -- Development of the Skeleton

"At birth, the human body contains ~270 bones. This number declines
slightly during infancy as a few separate segments join to form single
bones. From young childhood through puberty, the bone count increases
as wrist and ankle bones develop. Post-adolescence, the bone count
steadily declines again with the gradual union of independent bones"

Navigational Osteography

For more interesting "bone facts", you may want to visit

Bud's Bones

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