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ANAPHYWEEK #5Overview of the Skeletonskeletonthe supporting frameworkof an organism. It is typically made outof hard, rigid tissuethat supports theform of the animal’s body and protectsvulnerable organs.Vertebrates such as humans haveinternal skeletons, made of a tissuecalled bone that gives the limbs theirrigidness and protects vital organssuch as the heartand brain.Vertebratecomes from a specific partof the internal skeleton.Vertebraeare small bones thatencase and protect the spinal cord, avital tissue that acts as the informationchannel between the brain and therest of the body.Functions of Skeletal system1.Movement: Skeletal system providespoints ofattachment for muscles.Your legs and arms move when themuscles pull on the bones.2.Support: The backbone is the mainsupport center for the upper body. Itholds your head up and protectsyour spinal cord.3.Protection: The bones of your skullprotect your brain. Your ribs protectyour lungs and heart from injury.

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Term
Fall
Professor
JOEMAR SUBONG
Tags
Bone marrow, cancellous bone

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