Lesson 14: The Structural System (page 1 of 16)

Overview of Lesson 14 The Structural System




The structural system is composed of hair, skin, nails and the various other connective tissues—including bone, cartilage and fibrous tissues—that give strength, shape and support to the body. The joints and muscles of the structural system make locomotion possible. The structural system also affords protection to the delicate structures of the body. The skull and spine, for example, protect the brain and spinal chord. The ribs protect the vital organs of the chest—the heart and lungs.

Which one of the following is not a function of the structural system?

 Makes locomotion possible
 Affords protection
 Provides shape or form
 Filters the blood

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