[Quantitative study of the osteoblasts and osteoclasts in the bones of rats during the simulation of weightlessness].

Tibia and vertebrae of rats exposed to hypokinesia or head-down suspension were investigated by quantitative histomorphometry. It was found that 35- and 60-day hypokinesia as well as 35-day suspension caused osteoporosis in the tibial and vertebral spongiosa. The development of osteoporosis was accompanied by a significant reduction in the number of… CONTINUE READING