Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 6 - Bones and Skeletal Tissues - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 197: 3


The compact structure of dense bone produces structural units designed to resist twisting and other mechanical stresses placed on bones. Compact bone gives protection, support and resist the stresses produced by weight and movement. Spongy bone is made up of trabeculae only a few cell layers thick containing irregularly arranged lamellae.

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