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Histology of bone

In bone tissues the extracellular matrix has bunches of cells but its makeup is about 25% water, 25% collagen and 50% is crystallized salts mainly calcium & phosphate - gives bone hardness


The process in which mineral salts & collagen fibers crystallize & harden. Minerals makes bone harden & collagen gives bone flexibility

Osteogenic cells

stem cells that can go through cell division - replicate more

Osteoblasts cells

synthesize and secrete collagen fibers needed for the bone matrix

Osteocytes cells

Mature cells that maintain daily etabolism, meaning exchange of nutrients & wastes - release calcium

Osteoclast cells

Huge cells that contain enzymes that are involved in resorption - dissolving & disintegrating bone

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