Bones and Cartilage

Bones and Cartilage

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Bones and Cartilage provides the most in-depth review ever assembled on the topic. It examines the function, development and evolution of bone and cartilage as tissues, organs and skeletal systems. It describes how bone and cartilage is developed in embryos and are maintained in adults, how bone reappears when we break a leg, or even regenerates when a newt grows a new limb, or a lizard a tail. This book also looks at the molecules and cells that make bones and cartilages and how they differ in various parts of the body and across species. It answers such questions as a€œIs bone always bone? a€œDo bones that develop indirectly by replacing other tissues, such as marrow, tendons or ligaments, differ from one another? a€œIs fish bone the same as human bone? a€œCan sharks even make bone? and many more. * Complete coverage of every aspect of bone and cartilage * Full of interesting and unusual facts * The only book available that integrates development and evolution of the skeleton * Treats all levels from molecular to clinical, embryos to evolution * Written in a lively, accessible style * Extensively illustrated and referenced * Integrates analysis of differentiation, growth and patterning * Covers all the vertebrates as well as invertebrate cartilages * Identifies the stem cells in embryos and adults that can make skeletal tissuesLoss of vasculature when an antler is shed is comparable to the loss associated with shedding the placenta at birth. The growing antler ... be hot to the touch. Antlers are the many-branched, paired, cranial appendages of deer, moose, elk, caribou and reindeer of the family Cervidae. ... Other deer, including the Indian sambar, Rusa unicolor, can carry a single set of antlers for several years. Deer at theanbsp;...

Title:Bones and Cartilage
Author:Brian K. Hall
Publisher:Academic Press - 2005-06-20


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