Skeletal System Essay

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Why is the Skeletal system useful for the human body? The skeletal system is useful for the human body system because we need the skeletal system for us to keep our shape. It has many important functions. It provides the shape and forms our bodies in addition to supporting, protecting, allowing bodily movements, producing blood for the body, and also it stores minerals like calcium for our bones to be strong also for our body to be healthy. We use those minerals when we need them, they also sometimes make you fat which means that you have excessive amount of minerals. The skeleton forms a sturdy internal framework of 206 bones and associated tissues - cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Bones provide the base to which muscles attach and also the leverage required to accomplish external movement. The skeleton protects vital organs such as the brain, spinal cord, heart and lungs. As a living, dynamic tissue, bone stores vitamins and minerals (especially calcium and phosphorus) and houses red bone marrow, which produces blood cells. If the human body did not have bones they would be floppy like a beanbag, they wouldn’t be able to walk. Without bones we would just be a puddle of skin and guts on the floor crawling. We will become like worms even worse then them. The skeleton system has two main parts: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton consists of the skull, the spine, the ribs and the sternum (breastbone) and includes 80 bones. The appendicular skeleton, consisting of 126 bones, includes two limb girdles (the shoulders and pelvis) and their attached limb bones. Bones have two main purposes which are for you to stand correct instead of lying down on the floor like puddle of skin/mud. Other bones protects the delicate and sometimes the soft parts of your body. The human skull is series of fused bones which acts like a hard

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