In this volume there is a danger that, because such an important condition as osteoporosis is being considered, bones may be viewed solely in terms of this degenerative disease. Yet of course we cannot hope to understand the process of degeneration of bone, whether through osteoporosis or any other bone disease, without first considering how and why the bone developed in the first place. This chapter therefore, briefly outlines five important aspects of bone which relate to its normal development and function.
KeywordsCortical Bone Trabecular Bone Osteogenesis Imperfecta Antral Follicle Matrix Vesicle
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