bone function

bone function

body support; lever system; static attachment of muscle/tendon; organ protection; mineral reservoir (e.g. calcium and phosphorus); haemopoiesis
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Bone diseases are conditions that result in the impairment of normal bone function and can make bones weak.
Steroids are known to have apoptosismediated deleterious effects on both osteocytes and osteoblasts that lead to a decline in bone function and an abrupt increase in fracture risk independent of bone mineral density (BMD).
Until now, physicians had little to offer patients in the area of preserving and supporting joint and bone function, mobility and health," said Dr.
Ostrophin PMG--Provides natural bone proteins and other organic factors to support healthy bone function.
After a particular stage of healing period is passed, using implant modularity, the load is gradually transferred to bone, ensuring in this manner a gradually recover of bone function.
But, we believe that interfering with normal bone function is a very bad idea.
Throughout this issue, the underlying theme is that activity-based interventions have widespread health benefits ranging from changes in neural behavior to enhanced muscle and bone function.
Urinary hydroxyproline, however, is not specific for bone function because it is influenced by various diseases and other factors including diet.
Clifford Rosen takes this concept of bone function one step further by suggesting that bone is an endocrine organ, secreting blood-borne proteins that influence the function of other body organ systems at a distance from the bone compartment.
This Jesus phone look-alike has been shorn of its dog and bone functions and risen again as an iphone plus solid-state memory of 16GB.
Bone functions as the major storage area for calcium, which the body needs for essentials such as muscle contractions.