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The end of a long bone. Externally has a thin layer of compact bone, while internally the bone is cancellous (spongy). Capped with articular cartilage.
Fibrous, vascular, sensitive life support covering for bone. Provides nutrient-rich blood for cells and a source of bone-developing cells during growth or after a fracture.
Cancellous (Spongy) bone
Appear as tiny beams of bone arranged like a lattice. Red marrow packs the spaces between the beams.
Dense bone found in diaphysis. Repeated pattern is arranged in concentric layers of solid bone.
Medullary cavity/Yellow Marrow
Cavity of diaphysis that serves to lighten bone weight and provides space for its marrow.
Contained in each long bone, tunnel in shaft for the passage of artery, that supplies the shaft.
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