The Skeletal System-about the site
This site is aimed to inform and benefit future leaders and health professionals. This site is all about the inner-workings and functions of the skeletal system, and it is designed to help scholars, students, and to aid in research. It can also be used for links to skeletal system games, or other websites, and it can be used to aid in school projects or workplace assignments. This site will teach you about the Anatomy and Physiology of the skeletal system, as well as informing you about the Pathology and Maladies relating to the skeletal system as well. You can learn about medical professions that relate to this system, and also, you can watch videos, see pictures, or watch animations that coincide with the reading.
The skeletal system is a complex network of framework, consisting of bones and other connective tissues, supporting and protecting the external and internal organs and tissues of the body. The skeletal system contains 206 bones in total, 32 teeth, and numerous tissues throughout holding them together, or connecting them to muscles. As an infant, about 300 "bones" are present, but because of ossification, it becomes 206 bones by adulthood. The skeletal system is in charge of 6 major tasks: the production of blood cells, support, movement, protection, the storage of ions, and endocrine regulation. It is one of the most vital systems that we have in our bodies, and without it, we wouldn't be able to function at all.