Bone mineral

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Scanning electron microscopy image of bone mineral

Bone mineral (also called inorganic bone phase, bone salt or bone apatite) is the inorganic component of bone. Bone mineral is formed from carbonated hydroxyapatite[1][2] with lower crystallinity.[3][4]

Bone mineral is formed from globular and plate structures[4][5] distributed among the collagen fibrils of bone and forming yet a larger structure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legros, R; Balmain, N; Bonel, G (1987). "Age-related changes in mineral of rat and bovine cortical bone". Calcified tissue international 41 (3): 137–44. PMID 3117340.  edit
  2. ^ Field, R. A.; Riley, M. L.; Mello, F. C.; Corbridge, M. H.; Kotula, A. W. (1974). "Bone composition in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry". Journal of animal science 39 (3): 493–9. PMID 4412232.  edit
  3. ^ Legros, R; Balmain, N; Bonel, G (1987). "Age-related changes in mineral of rat and bovine cortical bone". Calcified tissue international 41 (3): 137–44. PMID 3117340.  edit
  4. ^ a b Bertazzo, S.; Bertran, C. A. (2006). "Morphological and Dimensional Characteristics of Bone Mineral Crystals". Key Engineering Materials. 309-311: 3. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.309-311.3.  edit
  5. ^ Bertazzo, S.; Bertran, C. A.; Camilli, J. A. (2006). "Morphological Characterization of Femur and Parietal Bone Mineral of Rats at Different Ages". Key Engineering Materials. 309-311: 11. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.309-311.11.  edit