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Skeletal System

osteon osteon

http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/Curriculum/V

http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/lahr/HistPath/
Osteon

The lammellae are the layers of matrix that encircle the canal.  The osteocyte lacunae are visible as elongated black spots in the bone matrix.

osteon osteon
http://erl.pathology.iupui.edu/HISTO/LABEL14.HTM http://www.dmacc.cc.ia.us/instructors/boneost
Osteon

An osteon consists of a canal, the surrounding lamellae and one or two capillaries and some nerve fibers

Haversian canals run parallel to the surface and along the long axis of the bone

osteoblast bone histology

Osteoblast

Osteoblasts build bone

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/ap/histology_mh

Osteoclasts

Osteoclasts absorb bone

http://faculty.une.edu/com/abell/histo/

bone histology bone histology
http://cellbio.utmb.edu/microanatomy/bone/ http://erl.pathology.iupui.edu/HISTO/LABEL17
Spongy Bone (Trabeculae Bone)

Red bone marrow is found in the spongy bone

bone marrow bone marrow
http://www.bio.davidson.edu/courses/Immunology/hl http://w3.ouhsc.edu/histology/Text

Bone Marrow

Site of Blood Cell Development

bone histology bone histology

http://cellbio.utmb.edu/microanatomy/bone/

http://online-media.uni-

Periosteum

A layer of dense connective tissue surrounding the bone

bone histology bone histology
http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/anatomy/ http://w3.ouhsc.edu/histology/

Ossification of Developing and Growing Bones

Ossification results in the formation of bone from hyaline cartilage

ligament bone histolgoy
Ligament

Ligaments hold bones together and are made of dense connective tissue

http://courseweb.edteched.uottawa.ca/medicine

Hyaline Cartilage

Hyaline cartilage is found on the articulating surfaces of the bones and as a template for ossification

http://www.med.mun.ca/anatomyts/msk/cart.htm

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