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Slide17 - The Matrix Dense matrix containing deposits of...

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Unformatted text preview: The Matrix - Dense matrix, containing deposits of calcium salts and bone cells within lacunae organized around blood vessels - 2/3 of bone weight is calcium phosphate, Ca3(PO4)2 matrix — reacts with calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2 —forms crystals of hydroxyapatite, Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 —which incorporates other calcium salts and ions - Matrix is very hard but brittle and inflexible - Good for compression not bending ...
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