What are the 5 major functions of the skeletal system?

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Support, protection to soft tissues, movement, production of blood cells and mineral homeostasis are the major functions of the skeletal system.

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Support:
Bones of the skeletal system provide structural support to the entire human body

Protection:
Most of the soft tissues of the body are protected by bony structures e.g.
Rib cage protects the heart and lungs .
Skull protects the brain .

Movement:
Bones attached to muscles , together bring about voluntary movements of the various body parts.

Production of blood cells:
Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow ( present in the long bones )

Mineral homeostasis:
Bones store Calcium and Phosphorous . These minerals are released into the blood stream when needed by the body.

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