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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: bone?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Bone: Hard, dymanic connective tissue of the skeleton that provides support for ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bone: Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, is spongy honeycomb-like structure).

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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Bone diseases?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Any disease process that affects the skeletal system. Some can be metabolic, such as osteoporosis; others can be infectious, inflammatory, traumatic, or congenital.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged bones?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Hypertrophy : Hypertrophy is one of the medical terms to describe an enlarged bone, which can have a number of potential causes.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Bone overgrowth?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Growth of bone that goes beyond the expected dimensions of the bone to be within.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Long bones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Long bones: Our long bones include: tibia, fibula, femur, metatarsals, humerus, radius, ulna, metacarpals,& phalanges. They support our bodies and allow us to move.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Wormian bones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Wormian bones: Wormian bones = intra sutural bones = extra bone within a suture in the cranium.

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