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Skeletal Tissues

Skeletal Tissue and Structure

QuestionAnswer
Articular Surface Surface of a bone that moves against another bone
Articular Surface Surface of a bone that moves against another bone
Periosteum Tough exterior covering the bone
Adduction Movement of a body part AWAY from the midline
Joint Area where adjacent bones articulate
Diaphysis Hollow shaft found in longbones
Epiphysis End of a longbone
Diarthrosis A synovial joint
Synovial Joint Joint that permits the greatest degree of independant motion
Metaphysis Growth zone of a bone located between the epiphysis + diaphysis
Abduction Movement of a body part AWAY from the midline
Flexion Bending motion that REDUCES the angle between articulating elements
Epiphyseal Plate Area of the metaphysis where cartilage is generated
Synarthorsis Joint that does not permit movement
Amphiarthrosis Joint permitting limited movement
Perforating Canals Structures through which blood vessels enter + exit the bone shaft
Cartilage Connective tissue providing the articular surfaces of the skeletal system
Medullary Canal Part of the bone that contains marrow
Sesamoid bone Bone that forms in a tendon
Haversian Canals Small tubes blood vessels + nerves travel
Cancellous Having a lattice-work structure as in the spongy tissue of the bone
Extention Bending motion that INCREASES the angle between articulating elements
Devascularization Loss of blood vessels from a body part
Articular Surface Surface of a bone that moves against another bone
Created by: atrophy