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Descriptions of Femur

Femur: the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton; extends from the pelvis to the knee
Source: WordNet 2.1

Femur : longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.
Source: CRISP

Femur : The longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Femur

Femur: The femur is one of the bones in the legs and a part of the skeletal system. One femur is located in each thigh. It is a very strong bone and the largest in the body. The upper part of the femur forms the hip joint with the pelvis and the lower part of the femur forms the knee joint with the tibia. The functions of the femur include creating the structure of the thigh, bearing weight, supporting movement of the legs, creating insertion points for muscles, and forming blood cells within its bone marrow.

Conditions that can afflict the femur include infection, trauma, rickets, osteoporosis, cancer, bone marrow disorders and genetic conditions.

Closely Related Organs: Femur

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Femur

The following conditions are related to the organ: Femur:

Other Names: Femur

The following are other names for the organ: Femur:

Sub Parts: Femur

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Femur:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Femur

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Femur:

Condition count: 8 ; see list below.

Organ types: Thigh (10), Bone (91)

Number: 2 femurs (one in each leg)

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Femur: Related Topics

Diseases List for Femur:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Femur' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:








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