WB JEE Medical WB JEE Medical Solved Paper-2015

  • question_answer Osteoid refers to

    A)  the smallest bone of the body

    B)  young hyaline matrix of true bone in which calcium salts are deposited

    C)  membranous ossification of cranium

    D)  the largest bone of the body

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Osteoid refers to the unmineralised organic portion of the bone matrix that forms prior to the maturation of bone tissue. It is a young hyaline matrix of true bone in which calcium salts are deposited. Osteoid makes up about 50% of bone volume and 40% of bone weight.

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