osteoporosis


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os·te·o·po·ro·sis

 (ŏs′tē-ō-pə-rō′sĭs)
n. pl. os·te·o·po·ro·ses (-sēz)
A disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, occurring especially in postmenopausal women, resulting in a predisposition to fractures.

[New Latin : osteo- + Greek poros, passage, pore; see pore2 + -osis.]

os′te·o·po·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.

osteoporosis

(ˌɒstɪəʊpɔːˈrəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) porosity and brittleness of the bones due to loss of calcium from the bone matrix
[C19: from osteo- + pore2 + -osis]
ˌosteopoˈrotic adj

os•te•o•po•ro•sis

(ˌɒs ti oʊ pəˈroʊ sɪs)

n.
a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components.
[1840–50; osteo- + Greek pór(os) passage, pore2 + -osis]
os`te•o•po•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.

os·te·o·po·ro·sis

(ŏs′tē-ō-pə-rō′sĭs)
A condition in which the bones become porous and weak from loss of minerals, especially calcium.

osteoporosis

the rarefaction of bone, resulting in abnormally porous and weak bony tissue.
See also: Body, Human, Bones

osteoporosis

A group of diseases in which the resorption of bone outpaces the deposit of bone. Bones become lighter and more porous, making them susceptible to fracture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteoporosis - abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
dowager's hump - abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women
Translations
osteoporóza
luukatoosteoporoosi
csontritkulás

osteoporosis

[ˌɒstɪəʊpɔːˈrəʊsɪs] Nosteoporosis f inv

osteoporosis

[ˌɒstiəʊpəˈrəʊsɪs] nostéoporose f

os·te·o·po·ro·sis

n. osteoporosis, pérdida en la densidad del hueso.

osteoporosis

n osteoporosis f
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