Osteoclast: Definition, Function & Formation


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Which of the following is a function of osteoclasts?

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1. Calcium is needed for several vital processes in the human body, including _____.

2. Osteoclasts are formed by the fusion of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you to gauge your understanding of osteoclast function and formation. Topics you will need to know about in order to pass the quiz include osteoclast formation and activity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Identify the function of osteoclasts
  • What would happen if osteoclasts did not function
  • How osteoclasts are formed
  • Identify characteristics of osteoclasts
  • Understand what increases activity and formation of osteoclasts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related osteoclast function and formation lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding osteoclast function and formation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about osteoclast function and formation

Additional Learning

To learn more about osteoclast function and formation, review the corresponding lesson, Osteoclast: Definition, Function & Formation, which helps you to:

  • Know why cells make and remodel bones
  • Contrast and compare osteoblasts and osteoclasts
  • Understand what is meant by multinucleated
  • Identify haemopoietic stem cells
  • Explaing timing and location of osteoclastogenesis
  • Define osteopetrosis