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Definition of Osteoblastic
Medical Definition of Osteoblastic
1. Relating to the osteoblasts; describes any region of increased radiographic bone density, in particular, metastases that stimulate osteoblastic activity. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoblastic
Literary usage of Osteoblastic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Stanley P. L. Leong (1922)
"Macerated specimens of such tumors show a complete skeleton of the tumor. osteoblastic formations, also, in the great majority of cases result from the ..."
2. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) stimulates the proliferation of osteoblastic cells but suppresses the expression of differentiated features, such as alkaline ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This is a peculiar error of the osteoblastic process, ... is a strange reminder of the inherent osteoblastic function of the periosteum from which it grew. ..."
4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1879)
"While the function of a secreting organ is its productive activity throughout life, the osteoblastic function of periosteum is proper only to the growing ..."
5. Human Osteology: Comprising a Description of the Bones with Delineations of by Luther Holden, James Shuter (1885)
"The cartilage toward the ends is tunnelled (by periosteal ingrowths) into irregular tubular (medullary) spaces, also filled with osteoblastic tissue (c). ..."