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Structure of Bone

Structure of a long bone

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What is the tubular shaft of a long bone; hollow cylinder with walls of compact bone Diaphysis
What is the hollow cylinder found in the diaphysis; filled with yellow bone marrow Medullary cavity
What are the ends of a long bone; consists of a thin layer of compact bone filled with spongy bone Epiphysis
What separates the diaphysis and the epiphysis; consists of a line and the adjacent spongy bone Epiphyseal plate
What is the thin membrane that lines the medullary cavity Endosteum
What is the fibrous membrane that covers the surface of bone; has the potential to form bone during growth periods and fracture healing Periosteum
What are the collagen fibers that attach the periosteum to the underlying bone Perforating fibers
What covers the bone at joint surfaces of the epiphysis; provides slick surface that reduces friction and allows the joint to move freely Articular cartilage
Created by: gwacker