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Haversian system

Haversian system

(Science: anatomy) The basic unit of structure of compact bone, comprising a haversian canal and its concentrically arranged lamellae, of which there may be 4 to 20, each 3 to 7 microns thick, in a single haversian system.

a haversian canal is a freely anastomosing channel in compact bone containing blood vessels and running longitudinally in the centre of haversian systems of compact osseous Tissue.

It was originally described by Clopton Havers, an english physician, in 1691.


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Re: Bone Questions

Why is such an elaborate system of canals needed in bone more than in cartilage? · Why is it necessary to have living cells within the Haversian system? How much do you already know about the Haversian system ? How much do you know about ...

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Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:59 am
 
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Bone Questions

Why is such an elaborate system of canals needed in bone more than in cartilage? · Why is it necessary to have living cells within the Haversian system?

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Bone remodelling

... will have taken 100 days to produce it (4.1.18, 4.1.19). Remodelling of Haversian bone seems to influence the quantity of bone but not its quality, ... mechanisms Bone remodeling appears to be governed by a feedback system in which the bone cells sense the state of strain in the bone matrix ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:09 am
 
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