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Skeletal System
Structure of Long Bones

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Types of Skeletons
Joints
Skeletal Functions
Types of Bones
Structure of Long Bones
Microscopic Structure
Skeletal Development
Axial Skeleton
Appendicular Skeleton
Interactive Skeleton
Diseases, Disorders and Fractures
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Post-Quiz

Vocabulary:
 
 
Structural Components
Diaphysis - shaft of a long bone
 
Medullary Cavity - hollow area inside the diaphysis of the bone that contains yellow
          bone marrow
 
Epiphyses - Ends of a long bone
 
Periostem - strong fibrous membrane covering a long bone except at joint surfaces
 
Endosteum - membrane lining the medullary cavity
 
Articular cartilage - cartilage covering the joint ends of bones
 
Synovial membrane - connective tissue membrane lining the saces between bones
          and joints that seretes synovial fluid

Anatomy of a Long Bone
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