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The physiology and pathology of bone 

The physiology and pathology of bone
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The physiology and pathology of bone
Author(s):

Roger Smith

and Paul Wordsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199607990.003.0002
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date: 16 July 2019

This chapter gives an up to date account of the biology of bone, essential to understanding bone disease. Subjects dealt with include the origin and function of bone cells, the control of bone mass, the organic and mineral components of bone, the measurement of bone cell activity and the application of modern genetic methods to bone disease.

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