Functions of the skeleton

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  • Created on: 30-08-21 12:26

Key functions

The key functions of the skeleton are:

- Production of blood cells

- Storage of minerals

- Protection of vital organs 

- Muscle attachment

- Formation of joints for movement

Aid movement

Bones provide a place for the muscles to attach to, so that when muscles contract they pull the bones to cause movement. Movement occurs at the joints of the skeleton. Bones also act as levers and allow the body to increase the forces it can…


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