The ultrastructural effects of parathyroid-hormone, calcitonin, and vitamin D on bone

Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 7)


Electron microscopy of bone, particularly using nondecalcified specimens, has enabled the cor-relation between alterations of bone cell activity and changes in the adjacent matrix and mineral. These correlations have led to conclusions about the role of bone cells in calcium and skeletal homeostasis. The objectives of this chapter are to review the effects of parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and vitamin D on the ultrastructure of bone.


Parathyroid Hormone Bone Surface Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum Dietary Calcium Osteoclastic Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathobiologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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