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osteocyte

 [os´te-o-sīt″]
an osteoblast that has become embedded within the bone matrix, occupying a bone lacuna, and sending, through the canaliculi, cytoplasmic processes that connect with other osteocytes in developing bone.

os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt'),
A cell of osseous tissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi and make contact by means of gap junctions with the processes of other osteocytes.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]

osteocyte

(ŏs′tē-ə-sīt′)
n.
A branched cell embedded in the matrix of bone tissue.

os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt)
A cell of osseoustissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi and make contact with the processes of other osteocytes.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]

osteocyte

A bone cell.

os·te·o·cyte

(os'tē-ō-sīt)
Cell of osseous tissue that occupies a lacuna and has cytoplasmic processes that extend into canaliculi.
[osteo- + G. kytos, cell]
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In comparison, the ER group had a less dense and irregular cortical bone, as there were enlarged lacunae with regular osteocytes in its interior.
Though molecular and cellular analyses were unavailable in the current study, changes in the mechanical environment will affect molecular signals produced by osteocytes in cortical bone.
The osteocyte plays multiple roles in bone remodeling and mineral homeostasis.
Osteocytes Are Indispensable for Lymphopoiesis and HSC Mobilization.
Osteoblast, osteoclast and fibroblast counts were significantly higher at the 4th week than the 8th week, in accordance with the early stage of bone healing, while the osteocyte number increased significantly at the 8th week due to the late stage bone remodelling mechanism.
Manolagas, "Apoptosis of osteocytes in glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis of the hip," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
The close proximity of osteocyte canaliculi to the smooth implant surface suggests the presence of a functioning mechanosensing apparatus irrespective of the oxide thickness and surface roughness at the nanometre level.
Hauzeur, "The apoptosis of osteoblasts and osteocytes in femoral head osteonecrosis: its specificity and its distribution," Clinical Rheumatology, vol.
However combined ZA and PE did result in an increased number of nonviable osteocytes (Table 2).
Mechanical strain opens connexin 43 hemichannels in osteocytes: a novel mechanism for the release of prostaglandin.
Baldridge et al., "Mechanical stimulation of bone in vivo reduces osteocyte expression of Sost/sclerostin," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.