Appositional Growth

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Appositional Growth

Post by Amy » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:51 am

I read a small paragraph about 'Appositional Growth' which i do not
understand:

'As new bone tissue is deposited on the outer surface of bone, the bone tissue
lining the medullary cavity is destroyed by osteoclasts in the endosteum. In
this way, the medullary cavity enlarges as the bone increases in thickness'.

I thought that the bone tissue lining of the medullary cavity was the endosteum?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:16 am

I remember I already answered your question and also put some figures on it but where is it now? It's gone? Aww... :(
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:27 pm

No it is not gone. It is here about4099.html&highlight=appositional+growth

By the way, why did you ask the same question 2 days in a row?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:02 am

Aha! Now I got the clue: twin threads :)

Well, Andrew, close one of them so none will be confused just as like I did ;) I think this one.
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