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Overview of the Skeletal System

Overview of the Skeletal System

SEM of normal bone tissue.
© Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images.

The skeletal system provides support for the body and, with the muscular system, enables movement. Bones surround and protect organs, conduct vibrations for hearing, and produces bone marrow.




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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine
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Overview of the Skeletal System

Major Components of the System

Axial Skeleton

Appendicular Skeleton

Functions of the System