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Physiology Lab 04

Bones

QuestionAnswer
axial skeleton central (80 bones)
appendicular skeleton sides (126 bones)
long bone longer than they are wide, with a thick compact bone exterior
short bone almost equal in length and width and contain a thick interior of spongy bone covered by a thin veneer of compact bone
flat bone relatively flat, but may be curved, and contain a thin, spongy bone interior covered by a thin veneer of compact bone
irregular bone self-explanatory and do not easily fit into any category (vertebral)
sesamoid bone small bones that develop in tendons (patella) for protection against wear and tear; form at points of friction
sutural bone within the cranium
functions of the skeletal system lever system for locomotion, storage for minerals/nutrients, protection for organs/tissues, framework for the body, blood cell formation (hemopolesis)
epiphyses enlarged proximal and distal ends of long bones
diaphysis middle shaft area of long bones formed by mostly compact bone
Created by: Andrew Sill Andrew Sill on 2010-09-27



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