Musculoskeletal system

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The musculoskeletal system "includes the bones of the skeleton and the cartilages, ligaments, and other connective tissue that stabilize or connect the bones. In addition to supporting the weight of the body, bones work together with muscles to maintain body position and to produce controlled, precise movements. Without the skeleton to pull against, contracting muscle fibers could not make us sit, stand, walk, or run."[1]

Bones[edit | edit source]

206 bones perform 5 functions:

  • provide support for the body
  • store minerals and lipids
  • produce blood cells
  • protect body organs
  • provide leverage and movement[1]

Other elements[edit | edit source]

Musculoskeletal disorders[edit | edit source]

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect your muscles, bones, and joints. They include conditions such as:

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

Musculoskeletal System Overview. By Mr. Kish's Science Channel (2014)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Musculoskeletal System | Cleveland Clinic". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved Aug 25, 2018. 
  2. Cherney, Kristeen (Mar 21, 2018). "Musculoskeletal Disorders: Definition and Patient Education". Healthline. Retrieved Aug 25, 2018. 

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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