Trabeculae of Bone: Definition & Function


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Where are trabeculae found in the body?

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1. What fills the spaces between trabeculae in cancellous bone?

2. Which type of cells produce new bone tissue in trabeculae?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will assess your knowledge about the trabeculae, including where it is located and its function. You will also be asked to differentiate between cells that support bone growth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested over your ability to:

  • Locate trabeculae in the body
  • Describe what fills the spaces between the trabeculae
  • Differentiate between the types of cells in trabeculae
  • Explain how activity can affect the trabeculae

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand of how different cells support bone development
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about physical activity in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding trabeculae

Additional Learning

Bone trabeculae play an important role in the human body. Review this lesson called Trabeculae of Bone: Definition & Function to learn more about their structure and function. This lesson covers the following:

  • Learn how bone reacts to the different lifestyles
  • Explain how bone tissue is formed
  • Understand what happens with damaged bone