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6 primary functions of skeletal system

skeletal system -six main functions
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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
mineral homeostasis
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
storage of minerals and lipids(fats)---yellow marrow stores fat --(found in long bones)