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Skeletal System Functions



Question and Answer about the Skeletal System

Question:

What are the functions of the skeletal system?

Answer:

- Physical support of the body.

- Protection of vital structures (organs) of the human body (lungs, heart, brain etc.).

- Provide mechanical basis for body movement.

- Store some key chemical elements for the body such as calcium. It also stores other minerals and fat.

- Acts in the exchange of calcium and phosphate salts.

- It also has the function of producing blood cells through the red bone marrow (present inside some bones).

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Answerer:

Elaine Barbosa de Souza
Undergraduate student in Biological Sciences at Methodist University of São Paulo.

- The question was submitted to the Toda Biologia website by: Ana Cristina F.… Viotti on 17/06/2019.