Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Binding: Kobo eBook
This book describes the Bone, Functions, Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Bones are rigid organs that provide support and protection of the different organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals.
Bone tissue is a form of dense connective tissue.
The bones that comprise the skeleton are all very much alive, growing and changing all the time like other parts of the body.
Almost every bone in the body is composed of the same materials:
The outer surface of bone is a thin, dense membrane that has nerves and blood vessels nourishing the bone.
The next layer is composed of compact bone.
It is the component a person sees when a person looks at a skeleton.
Inside the compact bone are many layers of cancellous bone, which appears a bit like a sponge.
Cancellous bone is not quite as solid as compact bone, but it is still very strong.
In many bones, the cancellous bone guards the innermost part of the bone, the bone marrow.
Bones have eleven main functions: