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Plate 3.48: Bone


Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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 Plate 3.48: Bone

Human, ground bone, unstained, 612 x.

Haversian canal: Conducts blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerves through bone. Haversian canals surrounded by concentric lamellae of compact bone form the Haversian system. These canals are named after Clopton Havers, an English physician, who described them in his Osteologia Novia, published in London in 1691.

Blood pigment: From disintegrated blood elements in the vessels within the Haversian canals.

Lacunae and canalicull: The former are cell spaces that housed osteocytes, and the latter are channels extending out of the lacunae that accommodated cell processes of osteocytes.

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