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Functions of Bone

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  • Bone Functions
    • Bone is one of the body’s major connective tissues
      • Consists of cells that secrete a matrix of collagen and inorganic compounds 
    • Functions include:
      • Structural support
        • Soft tissue support
        • Internal organ protection 
        • Framework for body movement 
      • Mineral storage (regulates mineral content of blood)
      • Blood cell production (hematopoiesis) 
      • Fat/Energy storage (adipose cells in bone marrow)