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6 primary functions of skeletal system
skeletal system -six main functions
provides structural support for the entire body
surrounds soft tissue- ex. ribs and sternum protect the heart and lungs, - skull protects the brain
skeletal muscle is attached to bone so it pulls on the bone when it contracts
stores calcium and phosphorus--minerals are released into the blood when needed
blood cell production
red bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells and other blood elements
storage of minerals and lipids(fats)---yellow marrow stores fat --(found in long bones)