[hide] skeletal system main functions [/hide]Functions of the skeletal system include the storage of minerals, storage of energy, production of blood cells and endocrine regulation. The skeleton provides muscle support, allows movement and protects the organs.
The skeletal system consists of an axial skeleton and an appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton is made of 80 bones and consists of the thorax, spine and skull. He is responsible for maintaining the vertical posture of people.
[hide] skeletal system main functions [/hide]The apodal skeleton is made of 126 bones and is formed by chest belts, upper limbs, pelvis and lower limbs. He makes possible movements, such as walking and running. It also protects the main organs responsible for reproduction, digestion and excretion.
Human babies are born from 270 to 300 bones; however, as the children develop the bones, they merge together and the number of bones decreases to 206. The human skeleton has a network of tendons, ligaments and cartilage that connect the bones. All the bones of the body are connected to each other, and the places where the bones are attached to each other are called joints. The end of each bone is covered with a rigid-flexible connective tissue called cartilage. Bones are held together by fibrous strips, called bonds. [hide] skeletal system main functions [/hide]