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Histology-Bone Tiss

Description and function of Osteon

Spicules of bony material found in spongy bone Trabeeculae
Cylinders of clacified bone found in compact bone Osteons
Another name for "Haversian System" Osteon
Branches off teh central canals that run at right angles to the central canal Perforating canals
Another name for "Volkmann's canals" Perforating canals
Concentric layers of bone; means "thin plates" in Latin Lamellae
Litte spaces or chambers that house the osteocytes Lacunae
Slender extensions that connect one osteocyte to another osteosyte; they carry nutrients and waste materials between osteocytes Canaliculi
Bone cells that build bone and are usually found in growing parts of the bone Osteoblasts
Mature bone cells that maintain bone and help release calcium from bone Osteocytes
Giant cells derived from monocytes that break down bone by reabsorbing the boney matrix Osteoclasts
Located in the center of the osteon; contains blood vessels Central canal/Haversian canal
Created by: gwacker