FPGEE Foreign Pharmacy

Category - Biomedical

Johnny is a 6-year-old boy who fell and broke his arm. His doctors are expecting a quick recovery, since he is so young. Which of the following types of bone cells are highly active in growing children and responsible for the active building of bone matrix?
  1. Osteoblasts
  2. Osteoclasts
  3. Osteocytes
  4. Both A and C
  5. A, B, and C
Answer: A - Osteocytes are responsible for the active building of bone matrix. Osteocytes are responsible for maintaining bone matrix. Osteoclasts are responsible for breaking down bone matrix.
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