Flashcards in Unit 4 - Skeletal System Key Terms Deck (11)
the tough, fibrous tissue that forms the outermost covering of bone
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 within this spongy bone.
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.
is the tissue that lines the medullary cavity
red bone marrow
which is located within the spongy bone, is a hemopoietic tissue that manufactures red blood cells, hemoglobin, white blood cells, and thrombocytes.
pertaining to the formation of blood cells
yellow bone marrow
functions as a fat storage area
smooth, rubbery, blue-white connective tissue that acts as a shock absorber between bones
covers the surfaces of bones where they come together to form joints. This cartilage makes smooth joint movement possible and protects the bones from rubbing against each other