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Main bones of the skeletal system
Functions of the skeletal system
Movement - The bones of the skeleton acts as levers and form joints that allow muscles to produce
Support and protection - The bones of the skeleton provide support for the body and the organs.
Production of blood cells - Bones in the skeleton produce bone marrow which produces red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Mineral storage - The bones of the skeleton hold minerals and can store calcium for other bodily functions.
Attachment of muscles - Bones of the skeleton provide surfaces for the attachment of muscles.
The role of joints and connective tissues
Connective tissues have tissues, cartilage and tendons
A joint held together by ligaments for joint stability
Cartilage found at the end of bones and where joints meet