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What is the musculoskeletal system?

The musculoskeletal system functions to support and protect the organs. It is the framework to which tissues and organs attach, and it also helps with nutrient storage.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)

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