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Human structure: musculoskeletal system

The entire set of bones and their joints (joints, ligaments, muscles), coordinated by interconnected nervous structures - this is how the musculoskeletal system is characterized in anatomy (musculoskeletal system, locomotor system). Acting as a defender of internal organs, this apparatus undergoes great loads and is subject to the effects of age-related changes to a greater extent than other body systems.