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Osteoclasts / Osteoblasts

Postby PM » Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:48 pm

Can someone please provide me with an answer to the following:

Which is true

Osteoclasts are bone building cells
Osteoblasts are bone building cells

Could someone also give a brief plain english definition
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Postby Poison » Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:33 pm

I advise you to use the dictionary...
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Postby b_d_41501 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:53 pm

Osteoclasts: A large multinuclear cell associated with the absorption and removal of bone. An odontoclast, also called cementoclast, is cytomorphologically the same as an osteoclast and is involved in cementum resorption.

Osteoblasts: Cells that arise from fibroblasts and which, as they mature, are associated with the production of bone.
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