Definitions for "Osteoclasts"
Cells that are responsible for helping bones to maintain their proper shape.
Cells associated with the absorption and removal of bone.
Cells that break down bone. This fact sheet was adapted from The Paget Foundation publication Questions & Answers about Osteopetrosis with support from the NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases~National Resource Center. For more information about Osteopetrosis, contact: The Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders 120 Wall Street, Suite 1602, New York, NY 10005-4001 Toll-free: 800-23-PAGET ยท Phone: 212-509-5335 Fax: 212-509-8492 E-Mail: [email protected] Internet: