Cellular-level bone resorption was evaluated in 16 patients undergoing renal dialysis and in two with primary hyperparathyroidism, by quantitative histological means using tissue time markers. When averaged over periods greater than two weeks, the individual osteoclasts in these patients resorbed less bone in unit time than normal.
Frost, H. M.; Villanueva, A. R.; Jaworski, Z. F.; Meunier, P.; and Shimizu, A. G.
"Evaluation of Cellular-level Haversian Bone Resorption in Human Hyperparathyroid States: A Preliminary Report,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 17
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