Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (`porous bones`, from Greek: οστούν/ostoun meaning `bone` and πόρος/poros meaning `pore`) is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteri...
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Osteoporosis

• (n.) An absorption of bone so that the tissue becomes unusually porous.
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osteoporosis

<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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osteoporosis

(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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osteoporosis

(os;te-o-puo-ro;sis) Demineralization of bone, seen most commonly in postmenopausal women and patients who are inactive or paralyzed. It may be accompanied by pain, loss of stature, and other deformities and fractures.
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osteoporosis

(osteo- + Gr. poros passage + -osis) reduction in the amount of bone mass, leading to fractures after minimal trauma.
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Osteoporosis

- 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

noun 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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Osteoporosis

Os`te·o·po·ro'sis noun [ New Latin ; osteo- + Greek ... pore.] (Med. & Physiol.) An absorption of bone so that the tissue becomes unusually porous.
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Osteoporosis

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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Osteoporosis

a condition in which bones become less dense, more brittle, and fracture easily
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Osteoporosis

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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Osteoporosis

a condition that develops when bone is no longer replaced as quickly as it is removed
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Osteoporosis

A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile and at risk of fracture. (Osteoporosis T-score = ≤-2.5)
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Osteoporosis

A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile and at risk of fracture. (Osteoporosis T-score = ≤-2.5)
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osteoporosis

A condition that is marked by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.
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Osteoporosis

a disease in which bone mass and density decreases over time resulting in a weakening of the bones that makes them especially subject to fracture and deformities; the disease most commonly affects older women
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osteoporosis

a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly
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Osteoporosis

A disease that causes the bone tissue to become porous, resulting in the loss of bone mass. It is most common in people over 50, and is more prevalent in women.
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Osteoporosis

A disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components, sometimes resulting in pain, decreased height, and skeletal deformities.
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osteoporosis

A disorder in which the mineral portion of bone is lost, making the bone weak and brittle; occurs most commonly in postmenopausal women.
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Osteoporosis

A disorder in which the mineral portion of bone is lost, making the bone weak and brittle; occurs mo
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Osteoporosis

A medical condition that involves weakening of bones, so they become brittle and prone to breakages.
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Osteoporosis

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

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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