Question

What is the shaft of a long bone?

a. endosteum

b. periosteum

c. diaphysis

d. epiphysis

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Endosteum\textbf{Endosteum} = membrane structure that lines the medullary cavity

Periosteum\textbf{Periosteum} = membrane structure which consists of dense fibrous tissue covering a long bone everywhere except at joint surfaces

Diaphysis\textbf{Diaphysis} (or the shaft\textit{shaft}) = part of the bone which is a hollow tube made of hard compact bone

Epiphysis\textbf{Epiphysis} = part of the bone at its end

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