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long bone anatomy

periosteum - dense irregular connective tissue with a cellular inner layer - continuous tendons and ligaments - surrounds the entire bone - blood vessels and nerve fibers
epiphyses enlarged end of long bones (contains spongy bones)
metaphyses necks (junctions between epipyses and diaphysis)
diaphysis - (shaft) - compact bone - harder and outer layer
medullary cavity - contains yellow bone marrow (fat storage)
endosteum - incomplete layer of flattened stem cells - active during bone growth, repair, and remodeling - covers the trabeculae of spongy bone and lines the inner surfaces of centeral canals
articular cartilage on ends where two bones meet
Created by: apurcel1