Bone mineral

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Scanning Electronic micrography 10000 magnification 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[5][6] distributed among the collagen fibrils of bone and forming yet a larger structure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legros, R., N. Balmain, et al. (1987). Age-Related-Changes in Mineral of Rat and Bovine Cortical Bone. Calcified Tissue International 41(3): 137-144.
  2. ^ Field, R. A., M. L. Riley, et al. (1974). Bone Composition in Cattle, Pigs, Sheep and Poultry. Journal of Animal Science 39(3): 493-499.
  3. ^ Legros, R., N. Balmain, et al. (1987). Age-Related-Changes in Mineral of Rat and Bovine Cortical Bone. Calcified Tissue International 41(3): 137-144.
  4. ^ Bertazzo, S. & Bertran, C. A. (2006). Morphological and dimensional characteristics of bone mineral crystals. Bioceramics 18, Pts 1 and 2 309-311: 7-10
  5. ^ Bertazzo, S., Bertran, C. A. & Camilli, J. A. (2005). Morphological characterization of femur and parietal bone mineral of rats at different ages. Bioceramics 18, Pts 1 and 2 309-311: 11-14.
  6. ^ Bertazzo, S. & Bertran, C. A. (2006). Morphological and dimensional characteristics of bone mineral crystals. Bioceramics 18, Pts 1 and 2 309-311: 3-6.