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Gen Anatomy terms

Lect 1

Skeletal function #1 Support
Skeletal function #2 Protection
Skeletal function #3 Assistance in movement
Skeletal function #4 Mineral homeostasis
Skeletal function #5 Blood cell production
Skeletal function #6 Triglyceride Storage
Head Enlarged (often rounded) end
Neck Constricted area (between head and body)
Body Main portion
Margin border or edge
Angle Bend
Ramus Branch off the body (beyond angle)
Condyle Smooth, rounded articular surface
Facet Small, flattened articular surface
Ridges: Line/Linea Low ridge
Ridges: Crest/crista Prominent ridge
Ridges: Spine Very high ridge
Projections: Process Prominent projection
Projection: Tubercle Small, rounded process
Projection: Tuberosity Tuber, knoblike process; usually larger than a tubercle
Projections:Tuberchanter Large tuberosity found only on the proximal femur
Projections: Epicondyle Near or above the condyle
Projections: Lingula Flat, tongue-shaped process
Projections: Hamulus Hook-shaped process
Projections: Cornu Horn-shaped process
Openings: Foramen (pl foramina) Hole
Openings: Nutrient foramen Conveys blood vessels supplying the bone itself
Openings: Canal or meatus Tunnel
Openings: Fissure Cleft
Openings: Sinus Cavity or labyrinth cavity
Created by: nurselauren