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What protect organs and provide support?
The skeletal system works as a support structure for your body. It gives the body its shape, allows movement, makes blood cells, provides protection for organs and stores minerals. The skeletal system is also called the musculoskeletal system.
What bones provide protection for organs?
Flat Bones Protect Internal Organs There are flat bones in the skull (occipital, parietal, frontal, nasal, lacrimal, and vomer), the thoracic cage (sternum and ribs), and the pelvis (ilium, ischium, and pubis). The function of flat bones is to protect internal organs such as the brain, heart, and pelvic organs.
What bone protects heart and lungs?
The ribs form a cage that shelters the heart and lungs, and the pelvis helps protect the bladder, part of the intestines, and in women, the reproductive organs. Bones are made up of a framework of a protein called collagen, with a mineral called calcium phosphate that makes the framework hard and strong.
What do bones do for organs inside your body?
Bones provide support for our bodies and help form our shape. Although they’re very light, bones are strong enough to support our entire weight. Bones also protect the body’s organs. The skull protects the brain and forms the shape of the face.
Do bones surround vital organs to protect them?
Bones protect our internal organs by forming a strong firm case around them so they cannot be easily reached and damaged. The skull protects the brain, the ribs protect the heart and lungs, the spinal column protects the spinal cord.
What are the bones that protect important organs?
The bones that protect internal organs are the rib cage and the cranium or skull . They are either hard substances that form a protective barrier, or a cage that allows the lungs to expand, but also provide a barrier shielding the internal organs.
Do our bones produce calcium and protect vital organs?
Healthy bones. Not only do bones support our body to help us move and protect our organs, they store vital minerals like calcium, and bone marrow is where our bodies produce red blood cells.