basic multicellular unit

basic multicellular unit

A histologically defined region of remodelling in which a pathway of resorption and formation follows the activation of mesenchymal cells, which is relevant to both osteomalacia and osteoporosis.
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The sudden death of osteoblasts by apoptosis of existing basic multicellular units and the prolonged life span of existing osteoclasts would lead to a relative increase in resorption and finally to bone loss (11).
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