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mineralized salts and collagen
two components in bone are responsible for the hardness and pliability
produces osteoblasts. unspecialized stem cells found in the periosteum, endosteum and bone canals that are capable of cell division
bone building cells. synthesize and secrete collagen/organic components to build new bone matrix; initiate calcification
mature bone cells. maintain daily cellular activities of bone such as nutrient and waste exchange with the blood. found in lacunae.
function in bone resorption. destroy the matrix. found in the endosteum. help regulate blood calcium levels
resistance to being stretched or torn apart; provided by collagen fibers/organic molecules
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