Osteomalacia

A softening of the bones, so that they become flexible and brittle chiefly due to depletion of the calcium/phosphorous reserves which are stored in bones.
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osteomalacia

[n] - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
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osteomalacia

Condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralization, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin D and calcium.
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Osteomalacia

the loss of minerals and softening of bones because of a lack of vitamin D; called rickets in children
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Osteomalacia

A disease characterised by painful softening of bones. Due to vitamin D deficiency in adults. Also known as “Adult Rickets�
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Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia: Softening of bone, particularly in the sense of bone weakened by demineralization (the loss of mineral) and most notably by the depletion of calcium from bone. Osteomalacia may be caused by poor dietary intake or poor absorption of calcium and other minerals needed to harden bones. Osteomalacia is a characteristic feature of vitamin D
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osteomalacia

Softening of bone caused by vitamin D deficiency: adult equivalent of rickets.
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Osteomalacia

Os`te·o·ma·la'ci·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... bone + ... softness.] (Medicine) A disease of the bones, in which they lose their earthy material, and become soft, flexible, and distorted. Also called malacia .
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osteomalacia

<pathology> A condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralisation, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin D and calcium. ... Origin: Gr. Malakia = softness ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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osteomalacia

noun abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
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osteomalacia

(os″te-o-mә-la´shә) softening of the bones, resulting from impaired mineralization, with excess accumulation of osteoid, caused by a vitamin D deficiency in adults. A similar condition in children is called rickets. The deficiency may be due to lack of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, inadequate vitamin D ...
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Osteomalacia

• (n.) A disease of the bones, in which they lose their earthy material, and become soft, flexible, and distorted. Also called malacia.
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osteomalacia

condition in which the bones of an adult progressively soften because of inadequate mineralization of the bone. (In children the condition is called ... [6 related articles]
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osteomalacia

(osteo- + Gr. malakia softness) a condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralization, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia, and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin D and calcium.
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osteomalacia

osteomalacia A disease characterized by a gradual softening and bending of the bones with varying severity of pain. Softening occurs because the bones contain osteoid tissue which has failed to calcify because of a lack of vitamin D or renal tubular dysfunction. It is more common in women than in men, osteomalacia often begins during pregnancy.
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osteomalacia

Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō-mă-lā′shē-ă Definitions: 1. A disease in adults characterized by a gradual softening and bending of the bones with varying severity of pain; softening occurs because the bones contain osteoid tissue that has failed to calcify because of lack of vitamin D or renal tubular dy
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osteomalacia

(os;te-o-mua-la;shua) Softening of bones due to a deficiency of vitamin D and calcium.
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osteomalacia

(os;te-o-mua-la;shua) Softening of bones due to a deficiency of vitamin D and calcium.
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osteomalacia

A condition in adults in which bones become soft and deformed because they don
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Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism (which causes hypercalcemia, in contrast to other aetiologies). Osteomalacia in children is known as
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