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Unformatted text preview: * Spongy (cancellous) bone-loosely organized osseous tissue found at the ends of long bones and in the middle of most others. Parts of Long Bones * Diaphysis- the shaft or long main cylindrical portion * Epiphysis- the ends * Metaphysis- the region where the diaphysis joins the diaphysis * Articular cartilage- thin layer of hyaline cartilage covering the epiphysis * Periosteum- tough white fibrous membrane around the surface of the bone not covered by the articular cartilage * consist of dense, irregular connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves that pass into the bones * medullary cavity- central part of the bone, also called the marrow cavity because it contains the bone marrow. * Endosteum- the lining of the medullary cavity that consists of osteoprogenitor cells and osteoclasts. * Nutrient foramina-minute hole through which blood vessels enter the bone. Skeletal System...
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- Fall '10
- Anatomy, Bone marrow, red bone marrow, long bones