BiologyBodyBody MovementsThe Skeletal System

The Skeletal System

Table of Contents

  • The Skeletal System
    • Axial Skeleton
    • Appendicular Skeleton
  • Summary
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we learned about Body movements. In this segment, we will learn about The skeletal system and its parts.

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    What is the Skeletal system?

    The skeletal system is the basic structure made up of bones that forms the internal framework of our body. The primary function of this system is to provide Support and Protection.

    Skeletal system

    The other two major functions of this system are Movement and Locomotion.

    The skeletal system is further classified into two different parts: Axial Skeleton and

    Appendicular Skeleton.

    (i) What is the Axial skeleton?

    The part of the skeleton that is along the central axis is called the axial skeleton. It has three parts. They are the Cranium, the Vertebral Column, and the Rib Cage.

    The major functions of this part are to provide Support and Maintain Posture as well as Balance.

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