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About bones

Bone is mainly composed of collagen fibres and an inorganic bone mineral in the form of tiny crystals. Bone contains between 10% and 20% water and dry mass, approximately 60-70% of which is bone mineral. Most of the rest is collagen, but bone also contains other substances such as inorganic salts. 

The mineral matrix that form the rigid part of our bones is called hydroxyapatite, a form of calcium. Bone contains other ions such as silicon, carbonate and zinc.

The organic component is mostly a protein called collagen. This provides strength as well as flexibility to our bones. 

Bones provide structure and support to our bodies. The brain sends signals along our nerves to tell the muscles to pull on the bones and this is how we move!

Diagram of a bone

By OpenStax College – Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Web site., Jun 19, 2013., CC BY 3.0,

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