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The skeletal system is a huge part of what makes us human; of course, we couldn't survive without it. But what is the skeletal system, exactly? We all know what a skeleton is, but the skeletal system is much more than just the inspiration for spooky Halloween decorations. There is a lot to learn about it, and experts discover more every day.

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1. What is the Skeletal System?

The skeletal system, as the name implies, starts with your skeleton. It is the framework of bones that make up your body. It is the arm bone that connects to your shoulder bone, your shin bone that connects to your knee bone, and every other lyric to that old children's song. But the skeletal system is more than just bones: it is also made up of the tendons, cartilage, and ligaments that connect those bones and help them to carry out their respective functions.

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