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Change of musculoskeletal system

How does the musculoskeletal system change from birth to adulthood ?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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- The baby bones are a miniature replica of the adult bones. However, they are comprised of cartilage scaffold (soft mould)which later gets stronger by deposition of calcium and bone forming cells.
- There are growing centers at each ends of the bone called growth plates. These plates keep depositing bone cells and calcium and other minerals.
- They grow longitudinally and horizontally as well. The Bones get stronger with daily activities and stresses borne by them.
-This transformation from cartilage to mature bone is monitored by various parameters like:
-exposure to sunlight for Vitamin D
-hormone- growth hormone, thyroid and parathyroid hormones etc
-genetic make up
-calcium and phosphorous levels in the body.
-presence of any systemic disease.

Hope that solved your doubt.
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u need to go through medical books for this....
Answered: Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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