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Anatomy

TermDefinition
Endosteum Membrane that lines the medullary canal and keeps the yellow marrow intact. Also produces some bone growth
Diaphysis (shaft) The long shaft of the bone
Epiphysis The 2 extremities or ends of the bone
Medullary canal A cavity within the diaphysis
Yellow marrow What the medullary canal is filled with which is mainly a storage area for fat cells
Red marrow Found in certain bones, such as the vertebrae, ribs, sternum, cranium, and the proximal ends of the humerus and femur. Produces red blood cells, platelets, and some white blood cells.
Erythrocytes Red blood cells
Thrombocytes Platelets
Leukocytes White blood cells
Periosteum The tough membrane on the outside of the bone
Created by: 22megan