BONE BIOLOGY & VARIATION

@inproceedings{White2005BONEB,
  title={BONE BIOLOGY & VARIATION},
  author={Tim D. White and Pieter Arend Folkens},
  year={2005}
}
It is important to note the multiple functions of bone as a tissue and as organs. Bones act as essential mechanical components of the musculoskeletal system. This chapter reviews the varied mechanical and physiological functions of bones as organs. These functions are intimately related to the gross and microscopic (including molecular) structure of bone tissue. There are four major factors leading to variation in human skeletal anatomy. One source of this variation is ontogeny or growth. A… CONTINUE READING

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