The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement


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The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
1011302The Musculoskeletal System: Support and MovementThe bony skeleton is the chief structural system of vertebrates. In association with the skin, which is the largest organ of the body, it provides the basic form and shape of the organism. In addition to the mechanical function of support, the skeletal system also serves as the main means of protection for vulnerable organs within the body. In conjunction with the muscular system, the skeletal system allows body movement. Individual bones or bone formations serve as levers that are moved by appropriately placed muscles. Contractions of specific muscles bring about movem…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export