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Which of these is NOT a primary function of the skeletal system?

a. blood cell production

b. protection

c. movement

d. storage of minerals and lipids

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Answer: Nil

Explanation: The skeleton is the body’s support system of bones, and it has six primary functions in the body.

One of the most important functions of the skeletal system is to manufacture blood cells in the bone marrow.

Also, the skeleton provides protection for the body’s vital organs -the cranium for the brain, the ribs for the heart, lungs, most of the alimentary canal, etc.

The skeleton also, through the intricate network of bones, facilitates movement. The skeleton is what keeps the body upright and provides sites for muscles to attach themselves and facilitate movement.

The skeleton also caters to the function of the storage of minerals and lipids.

The skeleton also regulates endocrine actions and support.

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