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Resorption

The process of resorption (remodeling) involves the removal of hard bone tissue by osteoclasts followed by the laying down of new bone cells by osteoblasts. Resorption releases calcium and repairs micro-damage to bones from normal wear and tear. An imbalance between the rate of bone resorption and bone formation can lead to the development of osteoporosis and osteopenia, and possibly result in fractures.

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