Explain the functions of the skeleton in relation to its structures.
While most people think of the skeleton as being simply "what holds you up," it has several features that are a bit more complex than this.
- The skeleton provides a strong yet flexible framework upon which the rest of the body is built. This is primarily accomplished by virtue of the skeleton being a hybrid of organic and inorganic material; specifically, bone contains the mineral hydroxyapatite, formed into a matrix with cells interspersed throughout. The hydroxyapatite is strong, but it...
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