Or maybe a bone kitchen or bone assembly line.
" Bone cells called osteoclasts are like a demolition crew, breaking down old bone material while cells called osteoblasts are like a construction crew, building up new bone material as the old stuff is demolished."
"Osteoblasts are like Tetris, they build up the bone while osteoclasts are like Pacman, they re-absorb bone tissue. We suffer from bone loss as we get older due to these being out of balance."
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