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Definitions of Osteoporosis on the Web


 

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Definitions of Osteoporosis on the Web

  • A disease characterized by reduction in mineral content usually seen with aging, but also in connection with certain conditions such as paralysis, or due to prolonged use of certain drugs, such as corticosteroids.
    www.spondylitis.org/patient_resources/glossary.aspx
  • atrophy of the bone tissue; a loss of calcium from the bones. Osteoporosis is influenced by hormonal levels and may be ameliorated by adequate calcium intake.
    www.thebody.com/sfaf/summer01/glossary.html
  • A medical condition in which there is a decrease in bone density, producing fragile bones.
    envirocancer.cornell.edu/Glossary/GL.index.cfm
  • abnormal weakening or softening of the bone, common in elderly people, and some women after the menopause.
    www.spinal.co.uk/about/default.asp
  • Loss of bony tissue resulting in bones that are brittle and liable to fracture. Common in the elderly and women following the menopause.
    www.barnetpct.nhs.uk/support_advice/jargon_buster/jargon_buster.asp
  • literally 'porous bone'. It is a condition where a person gradually loses bone material and their bones gradually become less dense and more fragile, resulting in the likelihood of more fractures or breaks. Simply expressed it is a reduction in bone mass.
    www.arc.org.uk/about_arth/glossary.htm
  • is a multi-factorial skeletal disorder which accelerates with menopause. It is predominantly characterised by a progressive atrophy (wasting away) of spongy bone, impaired mineralization, and fracture proclivity.
    www.fluoridation.com/definit.htm
  • Severely demineralised bone substance.
    depts.washington.edu/registry/glossary.htm
  • A disorder caused by the abnormal loss of bone density; bones become increasingly brittle, porous, and likely to fracture due to lack of calcium and other minerals. Occurs most frequently in postmenopausal women.
    www.zoefoods.com/health_info/glossary.htm
  • A condition characterized by the progressive loss of bone density and thinning of bone tissue. a
    www.mise.org/mise/index.jsp
  • A severe weakening of bone
    www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/glossary/o.asp
  • a disease associated with a gradual thinning and weakening of bones; thin and weakened bone is at greater risk for fractures; bone density 2.5 or more standard deviations below the healthy young adult average (T-score at or below -2.5) at the spine or hip.
    www.miacalcin.com/info/glossary.jsp
  • abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the amount of bone is decreased and the strength of trabecular bone is reduced, cortical bone becomes thin and bones are susceptible to fracture. It is defined according to the bone mineral density (BMD) as measured by DEXA: a BMD of 2.5 standard deviations below the peak bone mass (20 year old person standard) is considered osteoporosis. While treatment modalities are becoming available, prevention is still the most important way to reduce fracture.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteoporosis
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