The bone cells or osteocytes are embedded in a celcified matrix, right?…
But Why is it that the bone prepared by the grinding method will not show the osteocytes but only the cavities or lacunae.?
* i dont know what the grinding method is.
Then it wuld be a good idea to search about that. Since I suspect this question come from homework/lab, you probably have to read the texte that describe the grinding method.
Just a little clue:
(1) For the best view of bone structure (and also another tissues), we must provide a single layer of those tissues preparation.
(2) Preserved histological preparation use chemicals that’s toxic to some cells.
Now, dig for your own answer 😉
oh i think i got it already!! …
because of how they cut/slice (watever it is they do) the specimen? ..
is that why there’s a thing seen "cross-section" on the slides?
Yepp, you got it 😉 If you have more questions, just write down here. I like technique for preparations 😉
Cell’s membranes are dissolved when organic and mineral solvents are used.