Medical Terminology Ch 4

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Gabriella
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Medical Terminology Ch 4
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2012-03-09 14:22:53
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Skeletal Muscular System
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bones and muscles
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  1. osseous tissue
    • bones are also called osseous tissue.
    • The hardest material in the body
  2. ossification
    process of bone formation
  3. cartilage
    flexible tissue
  4. osteoblast
    immature bone cells
  5. osteocytes
    mature bone cells
  6. articular cartilage
    layer of cartilage that covers the epiphysis
  7. periosteum
    • thin connective tissue membrane that covers bones.
    • contains numerous blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels
  8. cortical or compact bone
    Dense hard exterior surface bone.
  9. Cancellous or spongy bone
    • found inside bone
    • spaces contain red bone marrow
  10. medullary cavity
    open canal in the center of the diaphysis
  11. yellow bone marrow
    • in the medullary cavity
    • contains mainly fat cells

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