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n.1.(Med.) A medicine supposed to promote the formation of callus.
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Porotic hyperostosis, anemias, malarias, and marshes in the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean.
The Methodological and Diagnostic Applications of Micro-CT to Paleopatholog y: A Quantitative Study of Porotic Hyperostosis [master's thesis].
The overconsumption of maize in American pre-Hispanic populations has been traditionally linked to the presence of iron deficiency anemia, which, in turn, was linked to the appearance of porotic lesions in the skull (i.e., porotic hyperostosis) and the orbits (i.e., cribra orbitalia) [72].
Two large cavities with and without vessels, which were independent of osteocytes and lacunae [24, 25], were observed in the intracortical area of each specimen to measure the cavity area (porotic Ar).
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.
Chew, "Porotic Hyperostosis and Paleoepidemiology: A Forensic Perspective on Anemia among the Ancient Maya," American Anthropologist 100, no.
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.
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.