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flexible tissue found mostly in flat and long bones, produces red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells
mostly fatty tissue found in long bones, can be converted back to red marrow if the body needs it, produces some white cells
a thin layer of flexible connective tissue covering the epiphysis to absorb shock where two bones meet to form a joint
"soft spots" of cartilage in the newborn skull, giving space for the skull to enlarge as the brain grows; usually close between 18-24 months of age.
chronic autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue, especially in joints, causing pain, swelling and deformity
degenerative form of arthritis in which the joint wears out due to aging, injury, or trauma
the bone is bent and split but does not completely break, fibers separate lengthwise
the bone breaks completely but does not pierce through the skin (also called a closed fracture)
the bone breaks completely and pierces through the skin (also called an open fracture)
a type of stem cell which can turn into other types of cells as needed, in this case into osteoblasts
a type of cell that breaks down old or damaged bone material and helps return stored minerals to the blood stream
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