Osseous Tissue (Compact Bone)

Key:

  1. Osteon
  2. Central canal
  3. Canaliculi within Lamella (Layer)
  4. Lacuna

Description:

  • Hard calcified matrix
  • Contains many collagen fibers which provides great strength and flexibility like ‘re-bar’ in concrete
  • Osteocytes lie in lacunae
  • Well vascularized

Functions:

  • Support for the body
  • Storage of calcium, other minerals, and fat
  • Blood cell production
  • Protection of vital organs
  • Provides levers (Not Movement) for the muscles to act on

Location:

  • Bones