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A&P Long Bone

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epiphyseal disc
called the growth plate/band of hyaline cartilage at end of long bones;longitudial bone growth occurs here
osteoclast
this cell is responsible for bone resorption/eroding activity of this cell remodels and expands the medullary cavity
spongybone
this type of bone has a punched or Swiss Cheese appearance/cancellous bone
epiphysis
the enlarged end of a long bone
osteoblast
a bone building cell
bone marrow
site of blood cell formation
diaphysis
the shaft of a long bone
endosteum
inner lining of the medullary cavity of a long bone
osteocyte
mature bone cell
haversian system
microscopic unit of compact bone also called an osteon
articular cartilage
found on the outer surface of the epiphysis
medullary cavity
hollow center of the shaft of the bone
periosteum
tough outer connective tissue covering the diaphysis of a long bone
trabeculae
bony plates found in spongybone
compact bone
dense hard type of bone