Skeletal System M2 Case

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Skeletal System M2 Case 1 Running Head: Skeletal System M2 Case Skeletal System M2 Case Pamela Roberson TUI University
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Skeletal System M2 Case 2 Introduction It is a disease marked by increased porosity of the bones due to their abnormal rarefaction resulting in increased susceptibility of the bones to fracture. It is more likely to occur in bones containing larger quantities of trabeculae (“anastomosing bony spicules forming a meshwork of intercommunicating spaces that are filled with bone marrow” (Dorland, 2007)). It may be localized (as in the cases of disuse osteoporosis of bones) or generalized with the involvement of entire skeleton (as in the cases of metabolic disorders). It is usually asymptomatic and hard to Pathogenesis In normal bones, there is a balance in the activity of osteoblasts, osteocytes and osteoclasts but in osteoporosis the balance is being disturbed. Osteoblasts are responsible for bone formation by secreting osteoid (unmineralized bone matrix) and alkaline phosphatases (causing mineralizaton of osteoid), osteocytes are mature bone cells and osteoclasts are bone-
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course ANT 250 I taught by Professor Drlegg during the Fall '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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