a reduction in bone mass which occurs commonly in post menopausal females, but also in older men. It is due to a reduction in the activity of the ovaries and a decreased secretion of oestrogen. Bone formation and bone healing are not affected but more bone is resorbed by osteoclasts than is replaced. Lack of exercise is also a factor in bone loss.
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- abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium
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A medical condition that involves weakening of bones, so they become brittle and prone to breakages.
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A reduction in bone mass. It is a natural aging process but may be pathological. It can result in pathological fracture (most fractures of the femoral neck in the elderly are due to osteoporosis plus minimal trauma). See Osteopaenia
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Significant decrease in bone mass with increased porosity and increased tendency to fracture.
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Losing calcium from the bones, making them weaker. Often gives a lacy appearance to the bone with holes appearing. Sometimes called bone thinning.
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a condition in which bones become less dense, more brittle, and fracture easily
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A common bone disease characterised by reduced bone mass and thinning of internal bone structure. This leads to an increased risk of fractures especially neck of femur, wrist and collapse of vertebrae
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The softening of bone mass and the widening of the bone canals. This occurs with both age and diminished physical activity.
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a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly
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Loss of bony tissue causing bones to become softer and liable to bend or fracture.
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Our Osteoporosis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis: Thinning of the bones with reduction in bone mass due to depletion of calcium and bone protein. Osteoporosis predisposes a person to fractures, which are often slow to heal and heal poorly. It is more common in older adults, part
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a condition that affects especially older women and is characterized by decrease in bone mass with decreased density and enlargement of bone spaces producing porosity and fragility.
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Bone may look hard and static, but it's very much alive: new bone cells are constantly being made and old bone cells destroyed. With age, however, less bone gets made than destroyed. Result: half the population over 50 has low bone mass, or osteoporosis. This process can be reversed, however, and in November the FDA approved Forteo, the first treat
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Loss of bony tissue; associated with low levels of oestrogen in older women.
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[ New Latin ; osteo-
+ Greek ... pore.] (Med. & Physiol.)
An absorption of bone so that the tissue becomes unusually porous.
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<pathology> A reduction in the amount of bone mass, leading to fractures after minimal trauma. ... Origin: Gr. Poros = passage ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
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(os″te-o-pә-ro´sis) a decreased mass per unit volume of normally mineralized bone, leading to fractures after minimal trauma; this is an insidious disease that silently robs the skeleton of its mineral stores. The most common sites for such bone loss and resultant fractures are the thoracic and lumbar ...
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• (n.) An absorption of bone so that the tissue becomes unusually porous.
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disease characterized by the thinning of bones, with a consequent tendency to sustain fractures from minor stresses. The disorder is most common in ... [12 related articles]
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(osteo- + Gr. poros passage + -osis) reduction in the amount of bone mass, leading to fractures after minimal trauma.
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- a reduction in bone mass which occurs commonly in post menopausal females, but also in older men. It is due to a reduction in the activity of the ovaries and a decreased secretion of oestrogen. Bone formation and bone healing are not affected but more bone is resorbed by osteoclasts than is replaced. Lack of exercise is also a factor in bone loss
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osteoporosis (os"tēō"purō'sis) , disorder in which the normal replenishment of old bone tissue is severely disrupted, resulting in weakened bones and increased risk of fracture; osteopenia results when bone-mass loss is significant but not as severe as in osteoporosis. ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō-pō-rō′sis Definitions: 1. Reduction in the quantity of bone or atrophy of skeletal tissue; an age-related disorder characterized by decreased bone mass and loss of normal skeletal microarchitecture, leading to increased susceptibility to fractures.
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