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Chapter 6 THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: BONE TISSUE Chapter Synopsis This chapter covers the functions of the skeletal system, the structure and histology of bone, the blood and nerve supply of bone, and the physiology of the formation of bone (ossification). The physiology of bone growth is covered, along with the factors that affect bone growth and development. Bone remodeling is covered as a homeostatic process of bone, along with bone’s role in calcium homeostasis. Fractures and the repair of bone are also included. The effect of exercise on bone tissue is discussed. The effect of aging on bone tissue is described. Osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia are included as examples of homeostatic imbalances. The chapter concludes with a glossary of medical terminology associated with bone tissue. Chapter Outline and Objectives INTRODUCTION 1. Describe the major tissue types associated with the skeletal system. 2.
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