The Five Functions Of The Skeletal System

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The Skeletal System is basically the skeleton that helps support your entire body. In the skeletal system, however, there is more than one form of skeleton: the external exoskeleton of arthropods and the internal endoskeleton of vertebrates. The skeleton itself has 206 bones in the adult human body. The skeleton has two forms: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton supports the center axis of the body and consists of the skull, vertebral column, and the rib cage. The appendicular skeleton is basically the limbs which are the bones of the arms, legs, pelvis, and shoulders.
The functions of the skeleton are pretty self explanatory, but there are five functions that it has. The first function is it supports the body. It supports the body and also gives the body its shape. The second function of the skeletal system is it protects the internal organs. The bones of the skeleton protect the delicate internal organs of the body. The third function is it assists movement. The bones provide a system of levers where muscles act to produce movement. The fourth function is it stores minerals. Bones contain reserves of minerals, mainly the mineral calcium which strengthens your bones, that are
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Joints are where one or more bones meet another bone. They have connective tissues that hold bones together and they also permit bones to move without damaging each other. There are three main types of joints: immovable joints, slightly movable joints, and freely movable joints. Immovable joints are also called fixed joints, meaning they have absolutely no movement. The bones are interlocked and they grow together until they are fused together. Slightly movable joints permit a small amount of movement. The bones are also separated from one another. Freely movable joints permit movement in two or more directions. They are grouped according to the shapes of the adjacent

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