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Compare and contrast bone formation in adults versus teenagers. Be specific in addressing how and why.

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Bone formation is a process that continues throughout the life of a person. The results are most obvious in children and teenages experiencing growth spurts, but bone remodeling occurs in adults after growth has stopped.
<br>In teenagers, hormonal responses to estrogens and androgens stimulate long bone growth and then eventually estrogens stop growth at the epiphyseal plates. Girls usually stop growing earlier than boys because of elevated estrogen levels. Bone growth has 2 components: length and thickness. As bones grow in ...

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