Definition of Osteodystrophy

1. Noun. Defective bone development; usually attributable to renal disease or to disturbances in calcium and phosphorus metabolism.

Generic synonyms: Dystrophy



Definition of Osteodystrophy

1. Noun. (medicine) Any abnormal or defective development of a bone ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Osteodystrophy

1. Defective bone formation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteodystrophy

osteocytes
osteodentin
osteodentine
osteodentines
osteoderm
osteodermatopoikilosis
osteodermatous
osteodermia
osteodesmosis
osteodiastasis
osteodifferentiation
osteodynia
osteodysplasty
osteodystrophia
osteodystrophies
osteodystrophy (current term)
osteoectasia
osteoectomy
osteoepiphysis
osteofibroma
osteofibrosis
osteoformation
osteogen
osteogeneses
osteogenesis
osteogenesis imperfecta
osteogenetic
osteogenetic fibres
osteogenetic layer
osteogenic

Literary usage of Osteodystrophy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Renal osteodystrophy The association of renal failure with skeletal disease and hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands has been known for many years. ..."

2. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"There are two etiologies for the osteodystrophy: contamination of ... Animal models (eg, rats, dogs, mice) for renal osteodystrophy were generally created ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... ( b) Radiographie evidence of osteodystrophy dysuria, flank pain, renal colic, nocturia) ( c ) Stable anemia attributable to renal disease ( d ..."

4. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"Patients with renal osteodystrophy can have higher fluoride concentrations ... Whether some bone changes in renal osteodystrophy can be attributed to excess ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1919)
"... in rapidly growing bones, and likens it to the disease known as snuffles in the hog, using the term osteodystrophy deforma infantilis and senilis. ..."

6. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Such terms as renal osteodystrophy, renal rickets, renal dwarfism, de Toni-Fanconi disease, nephrocalcinosis with rickets and dwarfism and renal nanism have ..."

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