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1

What functions does the skeleton serve?

• Provides a frame for the body
• Supports the body
• Protects soft body parts
• Produces blood cells
• Stores minerals and fats
• Permits flexible body movement in conjunction with the muscles

2

Of what two types of connective tissue does the skeleton consist?

1. Bone
2. Cartilage found at joints

3

What purpose do ligaments serve?

Formed of fibrous connective tissue, ligaments join the bones