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Osteoclast Correction

Thanks to Kitty Leonard, who caught the error in today’s post regarding osteoclasts.  They are cells, not chemicals as stated in the post, that become more active when the testosterone level drops after rut.  As Kitty so astutely stated in her comment, “… osteoclasts are cells rather than chemicals. Bone has osteoclasts which break down bone and osteoblasts which build bone. The balance of the actions of the two types makes for healthy bone by continually remodeling the structure. When one predominates in its activity, there is either more build up or more break down.”

3 responses

  1. Check out this amazing video of a deer shedding. From the Weather Channel.
    https://weather.com/science/nature/video/watch-amazing-moment-deer-sheds-its-antlers

    January 27, 2020 at 4:44 pm

  2. Alice

    Amazing, but it seems to have startled him!

    January 27, 2020 at 4:52 pm

  3. Bruce S Thompson

    The revised information about osteoclasts causes the rest of the original text as written to become confusing, such as regarding the role of testosterone and overall function in the pedicles.

    January 27, 2020 at 4:58 pm

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