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Descriptions 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

Summary Information: Periosteum

Periosteum: The periosteum is the thin outer covering of a bone on surfaces except those in joints, which are generally covered by cartilage. Conditions that can afflict the periosteum include fractures, cancer, trauma, and osteomyelitis.

Closely Related Organs: Periosteum

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Periosteum

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Periosteum

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