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bone anatomy

TermDefinition
epiphysis the end part of a long bone, initially growing separately from the shaft
haversion canals network of tubes running through compact bone that contains blood vessels and nerves
osteoblasts build bone
hydroxyapatite Hardy crystals consisting of calcium and phosphate that form the bone matrix.
wolf's The density of the bone is directly correlated to the amount of muscle pull on the bone is known as _____ law.
collagen Fibrous protein that gives the skin form and strength
diaphysis the shaft or central part of a long bone.
epiphyseal line that is also known as the growth plate
spongy bone that is also called cancellous bone.
medullary The open space in the center of the bone shaft where red bone marrow and/or yellow bone marrow is stored
articular Covering on the ends of the bone. Its principal function is to provide a smooth surface and protect the bone from rubbing on each other is known as ____ cartilage.
Diaphysis Long shaft made up almost entirely of compact bone
Epiphyses Ends of the bone.
Periosteum Tough outer covering around bone.
compact dense bone that forms the outer layer (#2)
red marrow site of blood cell formation
diaphysis shaft of a long bone
periosteum fibrous connective tissue surrounding the bone
epiphysis ends of the bone
articular cartilage decreases friction found over the epiphyses
yellow the marrow of the bone that is composed mainly of fat found in the shaft
Created by: rufuspat