Osteocytes represent the most mature stage of the osteoblastic line, as they are derived from osteoblasts that have become embedded in bone; they communicate with each other and with surface osteoblasts or lining cells by forming extensive networks of cell processes, which lie in canaliculi in the matrix.6 This network of osteocytes provides the cellular structure that allows the detection of bone microdamage and enables bone as an organ to determine local needs for bone augmentation or reduction in response to mechanical demands.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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