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Anatomy

skeletal Tissues

Termslocation and function
adipose Location: Under skin and surrounding organs Function: Stores lipids for fuel and thermal insulation; cushioning organs.
hyaline location: Ends of long bones (articular cartilage) Function: Smooth surface that is resilient and reduces friction at joint.
hyaline location: Trachea and bronchi function: Provide support and flexibility to ensure an open airway.
hyaline location: Anterior ends of ribs (costal cartilage) Function: Connect ribs to sternum with flexible joint (breastplate).
hyaline location: Embryonic skeleton Function: Provides template for bone formation.
fibrocartilage location: Intervertebral discs Functions: Provide strength to discs that form joints between vertebrae and act as shock absorbers.
fibrocartilage location: Cartilage pads in knee Function: Provide cushioning for bones forming knee joints.
fibrocartilage location: Pubic symphysis Function: Forms strong, flexible joint between hip bones.
elastic location: External ear Function: Provides support and maintains shape of external ear.
elastic location: Auditory tube Function: Provides support and elasticity to auditory tube as it changes diameter to equalize pressure in middle ear (ear pops).
elastic location: Epiglottis of larynx Function: Provides support and elasticity to epiglottis as it folds to block entrance to trachea while swallowing food and liquid.
compact Location: exterior of bones Function: support, protection, storage of minerals
spongy Location: Interior of bones Function: Support, protection, storage of minerals
Created by: geirey17