Cancellous bone

Cancellous bone

Cancellous bone is a type of osseous tissue with a low density and strength but very high surface area, that fills the inner cavity of long bones. The external layer of cancellous bone contains red bone marrow where the production of blood cellular components (known as hematopoiesis) takes place. Cancellous bone is also where most of the arteries and veins of bone organs are found.

Other names include trabecular bone and spongy bone. Its Latin name is substantia spongiosa or substantia spongiosa ossium. The words cancellous and trabecular refer to the tiny, lattice-shaped spicule that form the tissue.

See also

  • Cortical bone, the other type of osseous tissue, which forms the hard outer layer of bone organs

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Cancellous bone Illustration of a section through long bone, with spongy bone in its center. Light micrograph of cancellous bone, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, showing bone trabeculae (stained pink) and marrow tissue (stained blue). Latin substantia spongiosa ossium Gray's subject #18 86 Dorlands/Elsevier s_27/12766958 Cancellous bone (also known as trabecular, or spongy) is a type of osseous tissue with a low density and strength but very high surface area, that fills the inner cavity of long bones. The external layer of cancellous bone contains red bone marrow where the production of blood cellular components (known as hematopoiesis) takes place. Cancellous bone is also where most of the arteries and veins of bone organs are found.

The other type of osseous tissue is known as cortical bone, forming the hard outer layer of bone organs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Cancellous bone Illustration of a section through long bone, with spongy bone in its center. Light micrograph of cancellous bone, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, showing bone trabeculae (stained pink) and marrow tissue (stained blue). Latin substantia spongiosa ossium Gray's subject #18 86 Dorlands/Elsevier s_27/12766958 Cancellous bone (also known as trabecular, or spongy) is a type of osseous tissue with a low density and strength but very high surface area, that fills the inner cavity of long bones. The external layer of cancellous bone contains red bone marrow where the production of blood cellular components (known as hematopoiesis) takes place. Cancellous bone is also where most of the arteries and veins of bone organs are found.

The other type of osseous tissue is known as cortical bone, forming the hard outer layer of bone organs.

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