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Sharp, slender process?


Small, rounded projection?


Narrow ridge of bone?


Large rounded projection?


Structure supported on neck?


Arm-like projection?


Rounded, articular projection?


Narrow opening?


Canal-like structure?


Round or oval opening through a bone?


Shallow depression?


Air-filled cavity?


Large, irregularly shaped projection?


Raised area on or above a condyle?


Projection or prominence?


Which bone markings are sites of muscle attachment?

Spine, Tubercle, Crest, Tuberosity, Trochanter, Epicondyle

Which bone markings take part in joint formation?

Head, Ramus, Fossa

Which bone markings are a passageway for nerve or blood vessels?

Foramen, Meatus, Fissure, Condyle

What bones are long bones?

Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Phalanges, Metacarpals, Femur, Tibia, Metatarsals, Fibula

What bones are short bones?

Carpals, Tarsals, Patella, Calcaneus

What bones are flat bones?

Skull/Cranium, Sternum, Scapula, Ribs, Clavicle

What bones are irregularly shaped?

Vertebra, Ilium, Ischium, Pubis, bones of the Pelvic Girdle

Where is the medullary cavity?

In the diaphysis (center of diaphysis is yellow marrow).

What is in the medullary cavity?

Yellow marrow

What is the order of layers from deep to superficial of the medullary cavity?

Yellow marrow, Endosteum, Compact bone, Periosteum

What is the inside of spongy bone called?

Trabeculae of spongy bone

Where is the site of blood cell formation?

Red marrow cavity

What contains spongy bone in adults?


What is made of compact bone?


Where is the major submembranous site of osteoclasts?

Endosteum and Periosteum

What is the scientific term for bone shaft?


What contains fat in adult bones?

Medullary cavity (yellow marrow)

What is the growth plate remnant?

Epiphyseal line

What is the major submembranous site of osteoblasts?


What is the function of the periosteum?

It protects bone and structure from which blood vessels and nerves enter bone. It provides an attachment site for tendons and ligaments and supplies osteoblasts for new bone.

What is the route taken by nutrients through a bone, starting with the periosteum and ending with an osteocyte in a lacuna?

Periosteum --> Perforating Canal --> Central (Haversian) Canal --> Canaliculus --> Osteocyte

What are layers of bony matrix around a central canal?

Concentric Lamellae

What is the site of osteocytes?


What is the longitudinal canal carrying blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerves?

Central canal

What are minute canals connecting osteocytes of an osteon?


What are inorganic salts deposited in organic ground substance?


What is the function of the organic matrix in bone?

Provides flexibility and strength.

What are the important organic bone components?

Cells, collagen fibers, ground substances (proteoglycans and glycoproteins)

Calcium salts form the bulk of the inorganic material in bone. What is the function of the calcium salts?

Provides hardness and strength and resists compression.

What cartilage supports the external ear?


What cartilage is between the vertebrae?


What cartilage forms the walls of the voice box (larynx)?


What cartilage forms the epiglottis?


What cartilage is articular cartilage?


What cartilage is found in the meniscus in the knee joint?


What cartilage connects the ribs to the sternum?


What cartilage is the most effective at resisting compression?


What cartilage is the most springy and flexible?


What cartilage is the most abundant?


What is the forehead bone?


What is the cheekbone?


What is the lower jaw?


What is the bridge of the nose?


What are the posterior bones of the hard palate?


What consists of much of the lateral and superior cranium?


What is the most posterior part of the cranium?


What is the single, irregular, bat-shaped bone forming part of the cranial floor?


What are the tiny bones bearing tear ducts?


What is the anterior part of the hard palate?


What is the superior and medial nasal conchae formed from its projections?


What is the site of the mastoid process?


What is the site of the sella turcica?


What is the site of the cribriform plate?


What is the site of the mental foramen?


What is the site of the styloid processes?


What four bones contain paranasal sinuses?

Ethmoid, Frontal, Maxilla, Sphenoid

The condyles at what bone articulate with the atlas?


The foramen magnum is contained where?


The small U-shaped bone in neck, where many tongue muscle attach, is what?


The nasal septum is?


The middle ear is found where?


What bears an upward protrusion, the "cock's comb", or crista galli?


What bones contain alveoli bearing teeth?

Mandible and Maxilla

What is a suture?

Fibrous joint between skull bones.

What bones are connected by the lambdoid suture?

Occipital and Parietal

What are the eight bones of the cranium?

Frontal, Occipital, Sphenoid, Ethmoid, Right and Left Parietal, Right and Left Temporal

What two cranial bones have right and left components?

Parietal and Temporal

What are possible functions of the sinuses?

Lighten the skull and are resonance chambers for speech.

Why can the sphenoid bone be called the keystone of the cranial floor?

It articulates with all of the other cranial bones.

What vertebral type contains foramina in the transverse processes, through which the vertebral arteries ascend to reach the brain?

Cervical Vertebra - typical (Atlas and Axis)

The dens here provide a pivot for rotation of the first cervical vertebra (C1)?


What has transverse processes faceted for articulate with ribs; spinous process points sharply downward?

Thoracic vertebra

What is composite bone and articulates with the hip bone laterally?


What is a massive vertebrae and is weight-sustaining?

Lumbar vertebra

What is known as the "tail bone" and is a vestigial fused vertebrae?


What supports the head and allows a rocking motion in conjunction with the occipital condyles?


What are two factors/structures that permit flexibility of the vertebral column?

Intervertebral discs and curvatures

What is a herniated disc?

A ruptured disc in which a portion of the disc protrudes outwards.

What problems might a herniated disc cause?

It could compress a nerve, leading to pain and possibly paralysis.

What two spinal curvatures are obvious at birth?

Thoracic and Sacral

What are secondary curvatures?

Cervical and Lumbar

What is the difference between a true rib and a false rib?

True ribs attach to the sternum and false ribs attach to the sternum indirection or not at all (floating).

What are the parts of the sternum from top to bottom?

Manubrium, Body, and Xiphoid Process

A raised area on the lateral surface of the humerus to which the deltoid muscle attaches?

Deltoid Tuberosity

What is the arm bone?


What are the two bones of the shoulder girdle?

Clavicle and Scapula

What are the forearm bones?

Radius and Ulna

What is the scapular region to which the clavicle connects?


What is the shoulder girdle bone that is unattached to the axial skeleton?


What is the shoulder girdle bone that articulates with and transmits forces to the bony thorax?


What is a depression in the scapula that articulates with the humerus?

Glenoid Cavity

What is the process above the glenoid cavity that permits muscle attachment?

Coracoid process

What is the "collarbone"?


What is the distal condyle of the humerus that articulates with the ulna?


What is the medial bone of the forearm in anatomical position?


What is the rounded knob on the humerus that adjoins the radius?


What is an anterior depression superior to the trochlea which receives part of the ulna when the forearm is flexed?

Coronoid fossa

What forearm bone is involved in the formation of the elbow joint?


What are the wrist bones?


What are the finger bones?


The heads of what bones form the knuckles?


What bones articulate with the clavicle?

Scapula and Sternum

What are characteristics of the pectoral girdle?

Lightweight, flexibility most important, insecure axial and limb attachments

What are characteristics of the pelvic girdle?

Weight-bearing most important, secure axial and limb attachments, massive

Distinguish between the true and false pelvis.

True pelvis is the region inferior to the pelvic brim, which is encircled by bone. False pelvis is the area medial to flaring iliac bones and lies superior to the pelvic brim.

What bones fuse to form the coxal bone?

Ilium, Ischium, Pubis

What is the "sit down" bone of the coxal bone?


What is the point where the coxal bones join anteriorly?

Pubic symphysis

What is the superiormost margin of the coxal bone?

Iliac crest

What is a deep socket in the coxal bone that receives the head of the thigh bone?


What is the joint between the axial skeleton and the pelvic girdle?

Sacroiliac joint

What is the longest, strongest bone in the body?


What is a thin lateral leg bone?


What is the heavy medial leg bone?


What bones form the knee joint?

Tibia and Femur

What is the point where the patellar ligament attaches?

Tibial tuberosity

What is the kneecap?


What is the shinbone?


What is the medial ankle projection?

Medial malleolus

What is the lateral ankle projection?

Lateral malleolus

What is the largest tarsal bone?


What are the bones forming the instep of the foot?


What are the ankle bones?


What is the opening in the hip bone formed by the pubic and ischial rami?

Obturator foramen

What are the sites for muscle attachment on the proximal femur?

Gluteal tuberosity and the greater and lesser trochanter

What tarsal bone "sits" on the calcaneus?


What is the weight-bearing bone of the leg?


What tarsal bone articulates with the tibia?


What is a fontanel?

Fibrous membranes that allow for the brain to growth and for slight compression during birth. The fontaels will ossify as the fetus ages.

What joint type typically allows a slight degree of movement?


What joint type includes joints between the vertebral bodies and the pubic symphysis?


What joint type is found in essentially immovable joints?


What joint type includes sutures as the most remembered example?


What joint type is characterized by cartilage connecting the bony portions?


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