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Alkaline phosphatase An enzyme produced by osteoblasts that is believed to play a role in the mineralization of bone.

 

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Bone is efficient. While forming and remodeling, mass is kept to a minimum. Bone is divided into two structural types: cortical (bark-like) and trabecular. Cortical bone is dense, with its collagen aligned in the direction of applied forces; the cortex of bone is found at the periphery and is responsible for skeletal homeostasis.

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