Recently, a family of nonlinear mathematical discrete systems to describe biological interactions was considered. Such interactions are modeled by power-law functions where the exponents involve regulation processes. Considering exponent values giving rise to hyperbolic equilibria, we show that the systems exhibit irregular behavior characterized by strange attractors. The systems are numerically analyzed for different parameter values. Depending on the initial conditions, the orbits of each system either diverge to infinity or approach a periodic orbit or a strange attractor. Such dynamical behavior is identified by their Lyapunov exponents and local dimension. Finally, an application to the biochemical process of bone remodeling is presented. The existence of deterministic chaos in this process reveals a possible explanation of reproducibility failure and variation of effects in clinical experiments.

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