Flashcards in Skeletal System: Spongy Bone Deck (7):
Do SPONGY BONES have OSTEONS or CENTRAL CANALS?
What are TRABECULAE? Are they found in SPONGY BONE?
They are frameworks formed by irregular lamellae, yes they are found in SPONGY BONE
If there are no CAPILLARIES, how do the OSTEOCYTES get nutrients
They are fed by nutrients in MARROW
Why are there openings in CANALICULI?
To allow OSTEOCYTES to reach nutrients
What are 3 functions of TRABECULAE?
1) Withstand stress from different directions
2) Reduce weight
3) Protect red MARROW
Where is the formation site for blood cells?
In the MARROW