A cell that secretes the matrix for bone formation.
- Finally, there is a zone in which the cartilage cells die and are replaced by bone laid down by osteoblasts.
- Fluoride increases bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts and increasing cancellous bone formation in patients with osteoporosis.
- In animals, statins increased the number of osteoblasts and new bone formation.
- Example sentences
- At the cellular level, the histomorphometric data were indicative of decreased osteoblastic and increased osteoclastic activity.
- Bone mineral density is determined by the homeostasis between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption.
- A computed tomographic scan showed several osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in vertebral bodies and the pelvis, compatible with metastases.
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