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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


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

1. Bone
2. Cartilage found at joints


What purpose do ligaments serve?

Formed of fibrous connective tissue, ligaments join the bones