Skeletal System

Framework That Supports Organs and Muscles

Roles

Bones: dynamic organ that is constantly remodeling and changing shape to adapt to the daily forces placed upon it

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/sciences/anatomy-and-physiology/bones-and-skeletal-tissues/functions-of-bones

Ligaments: support to the body, protection to internal organs and aids in movement in conjunction with the muscular system

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5757453_do-ligaments-do-skeletal-system_.html

Tendons: only move bone in a pulling motion, When a force is exerted on muscles, tendons respond by pulling on the corresponding bone, causing movement

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5804986_do-tendons-do-skeletal-system_.html

Nerves: Bones provide calcium that is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system

https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/organ.html

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2 Major Diseases That Can Occur In The Skeletal System