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2007

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Bone Cells

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Making Some Bones About It, Roxanne Greitz Miller, Frank Frisch Jan 2007

Making Some Bones About It, Roxanne Greitz Miller, Frank Frisch

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The article discusses the importance of bone tissue to human beings and the ways to help students to understand its functions. The bone tissue forms the human skeleton to produce varied motions such as walking and talking. In addition, it protects the vital organs of a person and contributes the development of blood. The bone is composed of bone matrix, a dense material occupied by calcium and potassium salts. The matrix comprises several cell types including osteoblasts, osteocytes and osteoclasts. According to the author, a continuous influx of new calcium is necessary because of the constant remodeling of bone tissue ...