1 What are the functions of the skeletal system Support The skeleton provides a

1 what are the functions of the skeletal system

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1. What are the functions of the skeletal system? Support: The skeleton provides a structural framework for the body Protection: : Protects many internal organs from injury Assistance in movement: Provides skeletal muscle attachments Mineral homeostasis : Bone tissue stores several minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus Blood cell production : Within certain bones, a connective tissue called red bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets Triglyceride storage: Yellow bone marrow consists mainly of adipose cells, which store triglycerides 2. Define the types of bone and cartilage. Provide one example of where each type of cartilage is found. Types of Bones: hard white tissue making up the skeleton
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Long bones: arms and legs Short bones: carpals (wrist) tarsals (ankles) Flat bones: skull, ribs Irregular bones: tendons Types of Cartilage Cartilage: Connective Tissue Hyaline - most common, found in the ribs, nose, larynx, trachea. Is a precursor of bone. Fibro- is found in invertebral discs, joint capsules, ligaments. Elastic - is found in the external ear, epiglottis, and larynx.
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