Skeletal System. Function of the Skeletal System. Support - framework that supports body and cradles its soft organs Protection - for delicate organs, heart, lungs, brain Movement - bones act as levers for muscles Mineral storage - calcium & phosphate Blood cell formation - hematopoiesis.
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The Vertebral Column
The Thoracic Cage
Bones of the Pectoral Girdle
The Upper Limb (Forelimb)
The Lower Limb (Legs)
Rickets- vitamin D deficiency
Osteomalacia- soft bones, inadequate mineralization in bones, lack of vitamin D
Pagets Disease- spotty weakening in the bones, excessive and abnormal bone remodeling
Rheumatoid arthritis- inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues