What are the steps of endochondral ossification?


What are the steps of endochondral ossification?

Bone Tissue:

Bones are a mineralized type of tissue that give skeletal structures their supportive properties. They have a protective function and they house the marrow which produces blood cells.

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Endochondral ossification is the process of bone formation which leads to the development of long bones. It involves cartilage in contrast with...

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Bone Growth & Development Factors: Endochondral Ossification


Chapter 5 / Lesson 3

Bone formation in the human body begins during fetal development. After birth, endochondral ossification performs a major role in bone elongation, which is accomplished through the epiphyseal plate. Learn about bone growth, development factors, bone growth after birth, the process of bone formation (intramembranous ossification and endochondral ossification), and how ossification works in the development of bones.

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