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Introduction: Periosteum

Description of Periosteum

Periosteum: a dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles; contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the enclosed bone.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Periosteum: fibrous membrane enveloping bones except at joints and the points of tendonous and ligamentous attachment.
Source: CRISP

Periosteum: Related Topics

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Periosteum as an Organ

Periosteum (organ): The periosteum is the thin outer covering of a bone...more »

Periosteum (organ): See Periosteum (organ information).

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Broader terms for Periosteum

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Periosteum

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WordNet 2.1

Source: WordNet 2.1

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