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Bone Growth and Remodeling ASBMR

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Location: http://depts.washington.edu/bonebio/ASBMRed/growth.html

Description: During childhood, the long bones (in the arms, legs, and back) grow at the ends of the bones, whereas the flat bones (such as the skull) have a different pattern of growth. Adult bone actually continues to expand, although very slowly. Bone also continually undergoes remodeling, replacing old bone with new bone. Ordinary activity causes microscopic cracks in the bone, and these are dissolved and replaced with new bone. Remodeling also allows bone to respond to changes in mechanical forces. Thus, living bone is totally different from the skeleton in the closet.

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Language: English

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Added: Tue Jun 23 2009