Definition of Osteoporosis

1. Noun. Abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women.

Generic synonyms: Pathology
Specialized synonyms: Dowager's Hump



Definition of Osteoporosis

1. n. An absorption of bone so that the tissue becomes unusually porous.

Definition of Osteoporosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A disease, occurring especially in women following menopause, in which the bones become extremely porous and are subject to fracture. ¹

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Definition of Osteoporosis

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Medical Definition of Osteoporosis

1. A reduction in the amount of bone mass, leading to fractures after minimal trauma. Origin: Gr. Poros = passage This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoporosis

osteophytes
osteoplaque
osteoplast
osteoplastic
osteoplastic amputation
osteoplastic craniotomy
osteoplastic necrotomy
osteoplasties
osteoplasts
osteoplasty
osteopoikilosis
osteoponin
osteopontin
osteopontins
osteoporoses
osteoporosis (current term)
osteoporotic
osteoporotic marrow defect
osteoprogenitor
osteoprogenitor cell
osteoprogenitors
osteoprotegerin
osteoprotegerins
osteopterygious
osteoradiologist
osteoradiology
osteoradionecrosis
osteorrhaphy
osteosarcoma
osteosarcomas

Literary usage of Osteoporosis

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1. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"The percent of women with osteoporosis in the hip increases dramatically with each decade of life after age 50. Compared with women 50-59 years of age, ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Epidemiology of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Epidemiol Rev 1985; 7:178-208. 5. Melton LJ III. Epidemiology of fractures. In: Riggs BL. ..."

3. Text Book of Veterinary Medicine by James Law (1905)
"Both result in enlargement of the bone, but in rachitis this is determined largely by deposition on the surface- while in osteoporosis it takes place by ..."

4. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"The frequency of osteoporosis in women over fifty is also estimated to be at least 25 per cent (Kanis, 1994). Despite intensive research little progress has ..."

5. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age PagesMedi (1993)
"osteoporosis develops silently over a period of many years. Gradually and without discomfort, the bones thin out until some of them break, causing pain and ..."

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