Skeletal System

• Bones support and protect the pituitary gland (p. 299)

• Bones store calcium, which is needed for the action of many hormones . . . .(p. 623)

• Anabolic hormones, including growth hormone, stimulate bone development (p. 622)

• Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin regulate calcium deposition and resorption in bones (p. 624)

• Sex hormones help to maintain bone mass in adults (p. 625)

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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