Flashcards in Musculoskeletal system Deck (9)
medical term meaning "bone"
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)
6 functions of the skeletal system
4. Calcium and Phosphorus reserve
6. fat storage
adult skeleton consists of...
axial + appendicular
how many bones in the adult skeleton?
Axial = 80
TOTAL = 206
which part of a long bone articulates with neighbouring bones
give the epiphysis and metaphysis support.
None in the diaphysis.
Make the bone lighter.
covered in endosteum
- very strong.
- holds periosteum onto the compact bone