Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 6 - Bones and Skeletal Tissues - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 197: 4

Answer

Throughout adolescence, it involves changes in stress associated with sex steroids and muscle growth. Sex steroids affect bone deposition, a lack of bone remodeling during the adolescence stage would keep bones in preadolescence stage. Also, bones would retain a thinner and less dense appearance than what would be expected.

Work Step by Step

Here is a picture of the stages of a long bone from fetus to adolescence. Take note of the last two bones.
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