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How many bones and muscles are there in the body?  

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icecreamgirl1689 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM via web

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How many bones and muscles are there in the body?

 

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:55 PM (Answer #1)

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There are about 206 bones in the body of human adults. Twenty-six can be found in the spine and vertebrae; eight in the cranium; fourteen in the face; twenty-six in the ribs and sternum; seventy in the upper body; and sixty-two in the lower extremeties.

There are about 640 muscles found in the human body, with 320 identical pairs of bilateral muscles. Like the bones found in the body, muscles are also located in the upper and lower limbs, torso, and head and neck. Due to different ways of categorizing muscles, the total number can be as high as 820.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted December 20, 2011 at 5:24 AM (Answer #2)

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In the human body there are aprroximatly 656-850 muscles. The figure is not exact because some authorities don't agree about which muscles slip off larger ones and which are separate muscles. Also, there can be a big difference in the variability from one person to another. Also, in the human body there are 350 bones when you are first born but by the time your an adult some of your bones would have fused together to make only 206 bones. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_bones_and_muscles_are_there_in_a_human_body#ixzz1h71qRyQi

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ainsleyharris | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted December 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM (Answer #3)

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there are about 206 bones in the average adult body, and abouyt 640 muscles

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bhav2508 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 27, 2011 at 10:37 PM (Answer #4)

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there are 206 bones and approximately 650 muscles.

 

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hina0000 | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted February 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM (Answer #5)

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206 bones and 650 muscles

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