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5 primary functions of skeletal system

skeletal system -five main functions
STUDY
PLAY
support
provides structural support for the entire body
protection
surrounds soft tissue- ex. ribs and sternum protect the heart and lungs, - skull protects the brain
movement
skeletal muscle is attached to bone so it pulls on the bone when it contracts
blood cell production
red bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells and other blood elements
mineral storage
storage of minerals