Flashcards in Skeletal System Deck (13)
skeletal system functions
Production of blood cells
Stores calcium, phosphorus, and fats
main trunk of body; skull, spinal column, ribs, and sternum
extremities; shoulder girdle, arm bones, pelvic girdle, and leg bones
red bone marrow
create most red blood cells
yellow bone marrow
the tough, fibrous tissue that forms the outermost covering of bone.
is the dense, hard, and very strong bone that forms the protective outer layer of bones.
is lighter and not as strong as compact bone. This type of bone is commonly found in the ends and inner portions of long bones such as the femur. Red bone marrow is located here.
the central cavity located in the shaft of long bones where it is surrounded by compact bone. It is here that red and yellow bone marrow are stored. Medullary means pertaining to the inner section.
tissue that lines the medullary cavity