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1

medical term meaning "bone"

osteo

2

why is "bone" said to have a double meaning?

1. Bone the organ (organs are made up from different types of tissue - like bone)
2. Bone the tissue (one of the tissues found in the bones of the skeleton)

3

6 functions of the skeletal system

1. support
2. protection
3. Movement
4. Calcium and Phosphorus reserve
5. Haemopoiesis
6. fat storage

4

adult skeleton consists of...

axial + appendicular

5

how many bones in the adult skeleton?

Axial = 80
Appendicular =126
TOTAL = 206

6

which part of a long bone articulates with neighbouring bones

epiphysis

7

trabeculae

give the epiphysis and metaphysis support.
None in the diaphysis.
Make the bone lighter.
covered in endosteum

8

sharpey's fiber

- very strong.
- holds periosteum onto the compact bone

9

3 things which make up the bone

- fibres
- ground substance
- osteocytes