Some science behind the scenes
Bones are rigid organs that constitute part of the endoskeleton of vertebrates. They support, and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue. Bones have a complex internal and external structure, and are lightweight yet strong and hard. Bone has inorganic and organic parts.
- The organic part is mainly composed of Type I collagen
- The inorganic composition of bone (bone mineral) is formed from carbonated hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2).
Bone mineral is formed from globular and plate structures, distributed among the collagen fibrils of bone and forming yet larger structures. The combination of hard mineral and flexible collagen makes bone harder and stronger than cartilage without being brittle.
The reason that I have placed this emphasis upon collagen is that it has especial importance in the generation of electrical energy.
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