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Bones

TermDefinition
Osteo Bone
Osteology Study of bones
Similarities to other tissues: -highly vascular -it is supporting
Differences to other tissues: -hard tissue -calcium salts
Functions of bone tissue: 1. Provides rigid framework for support 2. Protects vital organs 3. Encloses blood forming elements 4. Metabolic role-ready source of Calcium (Ca++)
Properties of bone: 1. Tensile strength- ability to bend; any lateral movement placed on the bone 2. Compressive strength- any superior or inferior movement or weight placed on the bone 3. Ability to remodel or change- growth, bigger, stronger, wider; breaks: it can fix itse
Ligament Connect bone to bone
Tendon Connect bone to muscle
Bonecell Make up the composition of bone and allow it to perform its functions
Calcium Salts -70% -compressive strength -middle part of bone -dense
Organic Matrix -30% -tensile strength -distal ends of bone -sponge/porous -collagen fiber allows bending to occur
4 Types of Bone:
Created by: Hammancheese