Developmental and Acquired Anomalies in Bone Cells, Matrix and Structure

Biochemically, bone is composed of inorganic elements (65%) and organic elements (35%). A. Inorganic component: Mineral “calcium hydroxyapatite [10Ca:6(PO4):(OH)3]”. Bone that is unmineralized is known as “osteid”. B. Organic component: Bone cells and matrix proteins a. Bone forming cells: i. Osteoprogenitor cells: – pluripotent mesenchymal stem cell – present in the inner portion of the […]

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