Calcified Tissues: Cellular Dynamics
Bone is a living tissue with properties of growth and renewal like most other types of tissue in the human organism. It has multiple functions among which support, weight-bearing and participation in calcium homeostasis are the most important. To understand these properties a certain knowledge of primary bone formation, postnatal growth (modelling) and the continuous renewal of adult bone throughout life (remodelling) (Frost 1969) is necessary. This Chapter deals with these subjects and with certain disorders involving bone tissue which may compromise its biomechanical and/or calcium homeostatic properties.
KeywordsBone Turnover Trabecular Bone Primary Hyperparathyroidism Metabolic Bone Disease Trabecular Structure
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