What are two functions of the skeletal system?

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Our skeletal system is composed of a framework of bones and carries out a large number of functions, including:

  • Skeletal system supports our body. It is the framework of our body and provides structural support to the body.
  • Protection of soft and vital organs: skeletal system protects the soft organs...

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Our skeletal system is composed of a framework of bones and carries out a large number of functions, including:

  • Skeletal system supports our body. It is the framework of our body and provides structural support to the body.
  • Protection of soft and vital organs: skeletal system protects the soft organs of the body from damage. For example, our skull protects the brain. Similarly, the heart, kidneys, etc. are also protected within the framework of our skeletal system.
  • Movement: skeletal system allows for movement of our body through muscle connections and joints. 
  • blood cell production: red blood cells (RBC) are produced in the bone marrow. These cells are essential for transport of gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, in our body.
  • storage of minerals and fats: skeletal system also acts as storage of minerals and fats. For example, fats are stored in long bones by yellow marrow, etc.

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