by Miller & Levine
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SKELETAL, MUSCULAR, AND INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEMS
chapter, students will read about the structure and function of the skeletal,
muscular, and integumentary systems of the human body. The links below
lead to additional resources to help you with this chapter. These include
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Section 36-1: The
The human skeleton
supports the body, protects internal organs, provides for movement, stores
mineral reserves, and provides a site for blood cell formation.
Bones are a solid
network of living cells and protein fibers that are surrounded by deposits
of calcium salts.
Depending on its
type of movement, a joint is classified immovable, slightly movable, or
Section 36-2: The
There are three
different types of muscle tissue: skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and
A muscle fiber
contracts when the thin filaments in the muscle fiber slide over the thick
The energy for
muscle contraction is supplied by ATP.
Section 36-3: The
system serves as a barrier against infection and injury, helps to regulate
body temperature, removes waste products from the body, and provides protection
against ultraviolet radiation from the sun.