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n.1.(Med.) A medicine supposed to promote the formation of callus.
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9 per cent of the sample (3 individuals of 105 with parietal bones available for assessment) demonstrated lesions characteristic of porotic hyperostosis (porosity of the cranial bones), another condition linked with nutritional deficiency.
Of note, despite the increased fracture rate documented in diabetic patients in this study, a lower proportion of subjects with diabetes were receiving osteo porotic medications, compared with the nondiabetes population, she said.
Where malaria is endemic, there is a complex pattern of relationship between malaria, anaemia and porotic hyperostosis, (19) and Schachermeyr (1973:563) counts leukaemia as a contributory factor in Alexander's death, though there is no evidence of a history of bleeding and bruising.
There is very little evidence of porotic hyperostosis or cribra orbitalia.
The fact that the proportional difference between BMD in moose with normal skulls and porotic skulls is much greater in females than males suggests that males are close to minimum levels.
There is evidence of porotic hyperostosis (porous skull) on the frontal and parietal bones of three individuals, one of which showed signs of recovery.
Such an example would be porotic hyperostosis or cribra orbitalia (bone signs of anaemia).
Because frequencies, or crude prevalence of a pathological condition, can differ significantly from true prevalence, rates of linear enamel hypoplasias (LEH), porotic hyperostosis, periostitis, dental caries and antemortem tooth loss were calculated using odds ratios and G tests relative to age (Sokal & Rolf 1995; Waldron 2007; Klaus & Tam 2009, 2010; Klaus et al.
These include enamel hypoplasia (defective tooth development), porotic hyperostosis (anaemic response), orbital cribra (malnutrition), caries and other oral pathology, arthritis, trauma and infection; all dealt with to a greater or lesser degree.