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Unformatted text preview: * Four types of cells * osteoprogenitor (osteogenic) cells are precursor bone cells that undergo mitosis to become osteoblast. * found in the periosteum, endosteum, and canals in bone that contain blood vessels. * osteoblast- the cells that form bone but do not have the ability to divide by mitosis. * Are found on the surface of bone * they initially form collagen and other organic compounds to build bone * osteocyte- are mature bone cells derived from osteoblast that have secreted bone tissue around themselves. * They maintain healthy bone * do not undergo mitosis * osteoclast- function in bone destruction (resorption) which is important in the development, growth, maintenance, and repair of bone. * Are multicellular cells that secrete enzymes that breakdown bone Osteoblast Osteoclast...
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