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Human Anatomy - Bone Growth and Maintenance - Effects of Hormones and Vitamins

Calcitonin promotes calcium deposition in bone and inhibits osteoblast activity
growth hormone stimutlates liver to produce the hormone somatomedin, which causes cartilage proliferation (Wucherung) at epiphyseal plate and resulting bone elongation
parathyroid hormone increases blood calcium levels by encouraging bone resorption
sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone) stimulate osteoblasts; promote epiphydeal plate growth and closure
thyroid hormone stimulates bone growth by stimulating metabolic rate of osteoblasts
Vitamin A activates osteoblasts
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) promotes collagen production
Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium and phosphate into blood
Created by: allerlei