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FACULTY OF PHARMACYMPHA1111 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I6.1 Skeletal SystemDr.Sheryar Afzal
FUNCTION OF BONE & SKELETAL SYSTEMSupportServes as the structural framework for the body & providing attachment points for the tendons of most skeletal musclesProtectionProtects the most important internal organs from injuryE.g. cranial bones protect the brain, vertebrae (backbones) protect the spinal cord, & the rib cage protects the heart & lungsAssistance in movementMost skeletal muscles attach to bones; when they contract, they pull on bones to produce movementMineral homeostasis (storage & release)Bone tissue stores several minerals, especially calcium & phosphorus, which contribute to the strength of boneBlood cell productionWithin certain bones, a connective tissue called red bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells, & platelets, a process called haematopoiesisTriglyceride storageYellow bone marrow consists mainly of adipose cells, which store triglycerides2
DIVISIONS OF SKELETAL SYSTEMThe adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones, most of which are paired

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Fall
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JULIE VAH
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Bones of the adult skeleton

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