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Chapter 17 Section 1 The Skeletal System

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Skeletal System
All the bones in your body. (490)
Sentence: The Skeletal System has five major functions: shape, organ protection, move attached muscles, blood cells (marrow) contained inside, and store calcium and phosphorus which strengthens bones.
Periosteum
A tough, tight-fitting membrane that covers a living bone's surface. (491)
Sentence: Blood cells in the periosteum carry nutrients into the bone.
Cartilage
A smooth, slippery, thick layer of tissue that covers the ends of bones. (492)
Sentence: Cartilage is flexible and acts as a shock-absorber for joints.
Joint
Any place where two or more bones come together. (493)
Sentence: An example of a joint is an elbow.
Ligament
A tough band of tissue that holds bones together. (493)
Sentence: Some joints, such as the knee, have more than one ligament.
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