Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 12 - Section 12.1 - Overview of the Skeletal System - Check Your Progress - Page 241: 1


The skeletal system functions: 1- It supports the human body. 2- It protects the main organs inside the body 3- acts as a minerals storage 4- stores fat that can be used for energy production 5- produces red blood cells 6- enables movement

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The skeleton supports the human body as without bones, the body would collapse. In addition to allowing the body to maintain its structure, the skeleton performs numerous other, less-known functions, which are listed above. For instance, many do not know that the bones are responsible for producing red blood cells.
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