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bone vocab

osteoblasts bone building cells
osteocytes calls that maintain bony matrix
osteoclasts cells responsible for the reabsorption of bone matrix and the release of calcium from bone
compartment syndrome nerve and blood vessel damage resulting from edema and sweeling in the area of a fracture
osteomyelitis infection of the bone occuring from surgery from a fracture
Lamella concentric, cylinder-shaped layers of calcified matrix
Lacunae ("little lakes") small spaces containing tissue fluid in which bone cells lie imprisioned between the hard layers of lamella
Canaliculi ultra small canals radiating in all directions from lacunae connecting them to each other and to the Haversian canal
Haversian Canal Extends lengthwise through center of Haversian system contains blood and lymphatic vessels
Volkmann's canals transverse communicating canals containing nerves and vessels that carry blood and lymph from exterior surface of the bone to osteons
Created by: rsg175