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BONES OF THE HUMAN BODY

Here are some useful mnemonic rhymes for the order of bones in parts of the human body.

1. For the bones of the upper limb:

" Some crooks have underestimated Royal Canadian Mounted Police. "

(scapula, clavicle, humerus, ulna, radius, carpals, metacarpals, phalanges).

2. For the bones of the lower limb:

" Help five police to find ten missing prisoners. "

(hip, femur, patella, tibia, fibula, tarsals, metatarsals, phalanges).

3. For the vertebrae of the spinal column:

" Clever Dick looks silly clot! "

(cervical, *dorsal, lumber, sacrum, coccyx).
*Dorsal vertebrae are also called thoracic.

 

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