Essay On Functions Of Skeleton

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Function of the skeleton: The skeleton has 6 main functions, they are: Support (Supporting tissue and provides points of attachment.), protection (Provides mechanical protection of internal organs.), assisting in movement (Skeletal muscles are attached to bones therefore they help them to move), storage of minerals (Bone tissues store several minerals e.g. calcium and phosphorus when needed they will the bone will release these into the blood.), production of blood cells (The red bone marrow inside larger bones is the site of red blood cells). Synovial Joints: Muscles Muscles Visceral muscle- Visceral muscles are usually found in the stomach, intestines and blood vessels. Visceral muscles make organs contract to move things through the organs. It is controlled by inconspicuous parts of the brain.…show more content…
They cannot be controlled by the brain therefore it is an involuntary muscle. Skeletal muscle- Skeletal is the only voluntary muscle tissue in the human body it’s controlled consciously. Every action that a human does requires a skeletal muscle. The function of skeletal muscle is to contract to move parts of the body closer to the bone Ligaments: A ligament is a tough fibrous band of connective tissue that serves to support the muscles and hold bones together in proper articulation at the joints. A ligament is composed of dense tough bundles of collagenous fibres and spindle-shaped cells known as fibrocystic. The purpose of the ligament is to hold two bones or cartilage together. Tendons: Tendon is a tissue that attaches a muscle to other parts of the body which are usually bones. These are firmly attached to the muscle fibres at the end of the bone. Tendons are remarkably strong, having one of the highest tensile strengths found among soft tissues. The structure of a tendon is that they’re flexible but inelastic.
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