Aging, Musculoskeletal Changes That Occur With

Introduction The muscles, connective tissues, and skeleton arise from the mesoderm in the embryo at about two weeks of gestational age. The skeleton’s first form is as fibrous membranes (the bones of the cranium) or cartilage. Through a process called ossification or osteogenesis, cartilage cells (chondrocytes) convert to bone cells (osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts). This early […]

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