long bone


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long bone

n.
Any of several elongated bones of vertebrate limbs that have a roughly cylindrical shaft containing marrow.
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Noun1.long bone - in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrowlong bone - in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
endosteum - vascular membrane that lines the inner surface of long bones
epiphysis - the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused
diaphysis, shaft - the main (mid) section of a long bone
metaphysis - the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis
arm bone - a bone in the arm
leg bone - a bone of the leg
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One arm of this body was above the quilt, and the wrist, huge as a rake-handle, was attached, inconceivably it seemed, to the thin, long bone of the arm smooth from the beginning to the middle.
Background: Wide resection margins of osseous tumors are associated with a low incidence of local recurrence, making accurate measurement of the intraosseous extent of primary malignant long bone tumors is crucial.
For estimation of stature from long bone fragments, the length of long bones should be estimated first.
Introduction: Methods of surgical treatment of long bone fractures in children is a problem that has been recently addressed with growing attention.
Every long bone is supplied by a number of arteries entering it through all parts except areas covered by articular cartilage.
Various methods for repair of long bone fracture in caprines are in use viz.
After a discussion of the ethics of induced pluripotent stem cells, chapters address cell-based therapies, including fetal and perinatal stem cells, interventional radiology and the treatment of Parkinson's disease with adult autologous stem cells, autologous fat grafting and adipose-derived stem cell therapy, translational regenerative approaches for bone reconstruction, ischemic stroke and bone marrow transplantation, and the processing of adipose stromal cell-based products, as well as tissue engineering-based therapies like skin replacement, cartilage tissue engineering, healing long bone defects, bone tissue engineering techniques in oral surgery, and biomedical approaches to the respiratory system.
The most plausible explanation is that a lack of constant physical activity causes the bone in the head of the femur the long bone in the thigh to become thinner and lighter than those found in modern primates such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans," explained Timothy M.
Therefore, although the observed differences in long bone lengths in different, but yet close Balkan populations in two different time periods, can be in part attributed to population-specific differences, they certainly can indicate the existence of a significant secular trend in height among Balkan populations in forty years period [17].
3) Osteosarcomas of jaw are diagnosed two decades and later than sarcomas of long bone with a peak incidence between 20-40 years.
A long bone survey demonstrated patchy intramedullary sclerosis in symmetric distribution affecting the shafts and metaphyseal portions of the bilateral radii, ulnae, femurs, tibiae, and fibulae with bilateral humeral sparing (Fig.