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Microscopic markers of an infradian biorhythm in human juvenile ribs

Pitfield, Rosie, Miszkiewicz, Justyna J., Mahoney, Patrick (2019) Microscopic markers of an infradian biorhythm in human juvenile ribs. Bone, 120 . pp. 403-410. ISSN 8756-3282. (doi:10.1016/j.bone.2018.11.019) (KAR id:70447)

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Recent studies have indicated that there may be an infradian systemic biorhythm

investigate if evidence of this biorhythm retained in human teeth as the periodicity of Retzius

in a sample of 50 human juvenile skeletons. Using static histomorphometric methods, the RP

bone remodeling in a rib from the same individual. Results provide the first evidence that the

negatively correlated with relative osteon area (r = -0.563, p = 0.008) and positively related to

between the age of 8 to 12 years. There was also a negative correlation between RP and the

and the biorhythm were much more variable in younger children. Results imply that as the

to the larger osteonal lamellar bone areas and smaller Haversian canals in children between 8

coordinates aspects of human hard tissue growth.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.11.019
Uncontrolled keywords: Histomorphometry, Biorhythm, Osteon, Retzius periodicity
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Patrick Mahoney
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 10:34 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:59 UTC
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