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Bone

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  • Bone is living tissue, that constitutes the endoskeleton. 

    Compact bone tissue consists of osteons that are aligned parallel to the long axis of the bone, and the Haversian canal that contains the bone’s blood vessels and nerve fibers. The inner layer of bones consists of spongy bone tissue. The small dark ovals in the osteon represent the living osteocytes. (credit: modification of work by NCI, NIH)

    Which of the following statements about bone tissue is false?

    1. Compact bone tissue is made of cylindrical osteons that are aligned such that they travel the length of the bone.
    2. Haversian canals contain blood vessels only.
    3. Haversian canals contain blood vessels and nerve fibers.
    4. Spongy tissue is found on the interior of the bone, and compact bone tissue is found on the exterior.

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