Skeletal System And The Skeletal System

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To understand the Musculo-Skeletal system and how it is suited to the functions that it performs for the body you first need to understand how the system works and what it is responsible for. It is comprised of two separate systems working together as one to provide the body with physical support, the ability to move and protection for its major organs. These two systems are the Skeletal System and the Muscular System and they contain the following:-

 Bones of the skeleton
 Muscles
 Cartilage
 Tendons
 Ligaments
 Joints
 Connective tissue binding to the body’s organs

If you break the system down into its separate parts you can gain a deeper understanding of how they create a joint working system within the body. For example, the Skeletal
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For example the bones in the skull protect the brain from damage and the rib cage protects the lungs and the heart. This is due to the thickness and strength of the bones muscle and tissue that surround the organs. Without this protection the body would be at risk of serious injury to its major …show more content…
This can be seen by looking at the jaw. The movement it makes during chewing, for example, the up and down movement (made by the jaw bone responding to the electrical message sent from the Nervous System) masticates the food so that it is soft enough to be swallowed and travel down the oesophagus to the stomach and then to the small intestine to be broken down and digested so that the body can gain the nutrients and energy it needs from the food products and then excrete the waste products it does not need. This entire digestive process begins with the movement of the jaw bone, which could not be completed without the Musculo-Skeletal system.

It is clear that there are numerous functions of the Musculo-Skeletal sytem. It provides form, protection, support, movement and works in harmony with other systems within the body. One can see that it is well suited to the functions it performs, due to its physical structure. The Musculo-Skeletal system is a good example of the way in which two systems work together as one to create one balanced and multi-functioning bodily

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