Bone Marrow

Description

bone marrow

The soft tissue occupying the soft cavities of bones. There are two types of bone marrow: red and yellow. Red blood cells, platelets, and most white blood cells arise in red marrow. At birth, all bone marrow is red. With age, more is converted to yellow. In cases of severe blood periods, the body can convert yellow marrow back to red marrow to increase blood cell production. Marrow is found mainly in the flat bones such as the hip, breast, skull, ribs, vertebrae, and shoulder blades, as well in long bones at the end the femur and humerous.

Function

Nutrients within to store energy and formation of blood cells. The bone marrow contains those cells that are responsible for the production of the blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets).

Color

Yellow/Red.

Shape

Soft tissues like Jell-O.

Direction

Above and below the waist.

Location

Marrow is found mainly in the flat bones such as the hip, breast, skull, ribs, vertebrae, and shoulder blades, as well in long bones at the end the femur and humerous.

Delimitation

Bordered by inner surface of the bones.

Meditation on Bone Marrow