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Exercise Physiology - Skeletal System

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AS and A Level Anatomy & Physiology

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Unit 7

Exercise Physiology

Skeletal System

The functions of the Skeleton are to:

o Provide Protection

o Movement

o Blood Production

o Support

o Shape

o Mineral Production

Definitions of the functions:

Protection: The skeleton is designed in such a way that the delicate parts of the body are protected. These parts are major organs, the brain is protected by the skull, the lungs and heart are protected by the ribs and the vertical column protects the spinal cord. For example you will see this happen in many sports such as boxing, the skull protects the brain from impact of a punch during a fight.

Support/ Shape: The skeletal system gives the human body structure. It supports the internal organs that are held within the body in a network of tissue. Bones give us form. In sports support and shape are also used for example in a rugby scum, to body needs to be placed in such a way to keep the back aligned.

Movement/ Attachment: The skeleton is jointed to allow movement. A joint is an articulation of two or more connecting bones, providing us

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