This animation introduces the concepts of bone remodelling and type 1 osteoporosis. The animation will first guide the audience through a basic overview of bone remodeling using the metaphor of a construction site. Furthermore, the animation will discuss the role of estrogen in type 1 osteoporosis and, finally, conclude with preventative measures.

  • Explain why calcium is needed in blood plasma
  • Define homeostasis and feedback loops
  • Identify the main hormones involved in regulating blood-calcium levels; thyroid and parathyroid hormone
  • Explain the cause and effect of thyroid and parathyroid hormone release
  • Clarify the multiple roles of vitamin D in balancing blood-calcium levels
  • Review the effects of calcium metabolism on osteoblast and osteoclast activity

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