What cell removes bone?
Asked in Medical Terminology, Skeletal System
What is the medical term meaning cell that is responsible for dissolving bone to enlarge the marrow cavity?
Asked in Cell Biology (cytology)
Which organelle removes unwanted or damaged proteins from a cell?
Asked in Skeletal System
What do osteoblasts and osteoclasts do?
"Osteoblast" is a type of cell found in bone tissue that constructs new bone. "Osteoclast" is a type of cell found in bone tissue that removes old bone materials to make room for new. Osteoclasts and osteoblasts keep our bones by removing old bone and constructing new bone. The function of osteoblasts and osteoclasts are to create new bone in places where bone has not yet grown or where bone has previously been lost. Osteoclasts control the reabsorption properties as well as maniuplate the overall shape of the bone. Osteoblasts are the cells that begin bone growth.