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Osteon

osteon

A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact bone.

Synonym: haversian system.

Origin: G. Osteon, bone


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Bone remodelling

... to compare the response time noted in the above experiments with the rate of bone turnover in healthy humans. The life expectancy of an individual osteon in a normal 45 year old man is 15 years and it will have taken 100 days to produce it (4.1.18, 4.1.19). Remodelling of Haversian bone seems to ...

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by Dr.Stein
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