Parts of Long Bone
aka medullary cavity; the hollow middle part of the bone lined by endosteum. A storage region for adipose, or yellow marrow. In the infant, this area is involved in forming blood cells, and so red marrow is found in the marrow cavities.
a thin area of hyaline cartilage that provides for longitudinal growth of the bone during youth.
the end of the long bone closer to the axis of the body; tends to be larger/wider.
the end of the long bone further away from the axis of the body; tends to be smaller.
covers the epiphysis in place of the periosteum. The glassy hyaline cartilage provides a smooth surface to minimize friction at joints.
aka adipose; stored in the medullary cavity
confined to the interior of the epiphysis, where it occupies the spaces between the trabeculae of spongy bone in adults.