osteomalacia(redirected from anticonvulsant osteomalacia)
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A bone disease in adults analogous to rickets in children, marked by bone demineralization caused by impaired metabolism or deficiency of vitamin D or phosphorus.
[New Latin : osteo- + Greek malakiā, softness (from malakos, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Pathology) a disease in adults characterized by softening of the bones, resulting from a deficiency of vitamin D and of calcium and phosphorus
[C19: from New Latin, from osteo- + Greek malakia softness]
ˌosteomaˈlacial, osteomalacic adj
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os•te•o•ma•la•cia(ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə)
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility.
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softening of the bones resulting from malnutrition and the consequent loss of essential salts from the bones.See also: Bones
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A group of disorders caused by lack of vitamin D. With insufficient minerals, bones soften and weaken. Weightbearing bones may bend or fracture.
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|Noun||1.||osteomalacia - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D|
malacia - a state of abnormal softening of tissue
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osteomalacia[ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə] N → osteomalacia f
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