Functions of the skeletal system

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Chapter 6

What does the skeletal system support?

Muscles, whole being

What does the skeletal system protect

Cranial cavity protects the brain. Vertebrae protects the Vertebral Foramen

How is the skeletal system involved in movement?

It's only involved in movement when it's serving as an anchoring place for skeletal muscles

T or F The function of the skeletal system is movement?

False - It would have to be clarified with the skeletal muscle

What does the skeletal system store?

minerals and growth factor

What is Hematopoiesis?

The production of red blood cells (erythrocytes)

Where does Hematopoiesis occur?

In red bone marrow and in cancellous bone (spongy bones)

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