"Osteocytes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Mature osteoblasts that have become embedded in the BONE MATRIX. They occupy a small cavity, called lacuna, in the matrix and are connected to adjacent osteocytes via protoplasmic projections called canaliculi.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Osteocytes".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Osteocytes".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Osteocytes" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Osteocytes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.