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Bone Structure Of The Body
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
The skeletal system.: The bones of the skeletal system provide the structure and rigidity. Crustaceans in the seas, however, are soft on the inside and have outer shells to provide this same structure and rigidity. ...Read more
Makes no sense: The question makes no sense. What do you mean by bone roughness? ...Read more
inside bones: Bone marrow is the collection of stem cells which product the cellular components of the blood stream. It is in the long bones, and pelvic bones in particular but can be in other bones as well. Next time you eat a piece of chicken. Break open a leg bone and you will see the marrow as the reddish-brown cavity inside the bone. ...Read more
Vertebral column: The vertebrae which houses the spinal cord protects the cord and supports the body. We have, including the fused sacral vertebrae, 33 vertebrae, with a fibrous disc between each, that are connected with strong ligaments and muscles that support our body and protect our cord. ...Read more
Glenoid: Shoulder socket = glenoid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?
Basic anatomy: They are located deep behind the intestines (retroperitoneal). From the back, they are blanketed by multiple layers of muscle. See http://education.Yahoo.Com/reference/gray/subjects/subject/253 which gives another view and more information. Note that "kidney pain" does not always correlate with the actual location of kidneys, as in other visceral organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please rephrase: This question does not make sense. Please clarify and resubmit. ...Read more
What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?
Protection: The skeletal system function to protect vital organs like the brain ( in terms of the skull) or heart and lungs and give structure to the body. Bones are also involved in blood cell production, mineral storage and endocrine functions. ...Read more
My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?
Not necessarily: That they are open means some growth is left, yet if they are far along in the process of fusion, no further growth is possible. The better area to assess growth potential are the bones of the wrist and hand. There are dozens of growth centers there and their sequence of closure has been studied and cataloged for docs to predict growth. ...Read more
Arrrgh: The small toe bones are the most commonly fractured bones. Most sailors have broken the small toe. Construction workers also break foot bones frequently, especially if they do not wear steel toed shoes. Technically, there is no most fragile bone as the tiny bones of the inner ear would be easy to break but don't due to their location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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