Huesos largos

Definición

Los huesos largos son huesos duros y densos que brindan resistencia, estructura y movilidad, como el fémur (hueso del muslo). Un hueso largo tiene una diáfisis y dos extremos.

Asimismo, hay huesos en los dedos de las manos que se clasifican como "huesos largos", así sean cortos en longitud, lo cual se debe a la forma y no al tamaño real.

Los huesos largos contienen médula ósea amarilla y médula ósea roja, que produce las células sanguíneas.

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Revision

Last reviewed 8/15/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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