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os·te·o·ma·la·cia

 (ŏs′tē-ō-mə-lā′shə, -shē-ə)
n.
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).]

osteomalacia

(ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə)
n
(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

os•te•o•ma•la•cia

(ˌɒs ti oʊ məˈleɪ ʃə, -ʃi ə)

n.
a condition characterized by softening of the bones with resultant pain, weakness, and bone fragility.
[1815–25]
os`te•o•ma•la′cial, adj.

osteomalacia

softening of the bones resulting from malnutrition and the consequent loss of essential salts from the bones.
See also: Bones

osteomalacia

A group of disorders caused by lack of vitamin D. With insufficient minerals, bones soften and weaken. Weightbearing bones may bend or fracture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteomalacia - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
malacia - a state of abnormal softening of tissue
demineralisation, demineralization - abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
Translations

osteomalacia

[ˌɒstɪəʊməˈleɪʃɪə] Nosteomalacia f

osteomalacia

n osteomalacia
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Oncogenic osteomalacia is the most common presentation of this tumour.
Tumor-induced osteomalacia, also known as oncogenic hypophosphatemic osteomalacia or oncogenic osteomalacia, is a paraneoplastic syndrome that presents with muscle weakness, bone pain, and osteomalacia in association with specific tumors and overexpression of FGF23 (3, 4).
Miscellaneous causes included anticonvulsant medication (phenytoin), oncogenic osteomalacia (tumor induced osteomalacia), vitamin D-resistant rickets, and chronic kidney diseases in 5 cases.
Oncogenic osteomalacia is associated with benign tumors which originate in the mesenchymal cells.