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Chapter: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology: The Skeletal System

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Functions of the Skeleton

Provides a framework that supports the body; the muscles that are attached to bones move the skeleton.

FUNCTIONS OF THE SKELETON

 

1.           Provides a framework that supports the body; the muscles that are attached to bones move the skeleton.

 

2.           Protects some internal organs from mechanical injury; the rib cage protects the heart and lungs, for example.

 

3.           Contains and protects the red bone marrow, the primary hemopoietic (blood-forming) tissue.

 

4.           Provides a storage site for excess calcium. Calcium may be removed from bone to maintain a normal blood calcium level, which is essential for blood clotting and proper functioning of muscles and nerves.

 

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