osteomalacia


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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Adults can get a similar condition, called osteomalacia (soft bones).
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a number of illnesses, including rickets and osteomalacia, which weaken bone tissue.
Overall, when vitamin D deficiency is severe (serum 25-OHD level [less than or equal to]12 ng/mL) bone metabolism deteriorates and diseases such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults result (23).
However, others have argued that there is still not enough evidence that vitamin D supplementation prevents disease, except in people who are at high risk of the bone condition osteomalacia.
Researchers said taking the supplement would only be useful for high risk groups who want to prevent rare conditions such as rickets and osteomalacia, which can occur due to vitamin D deficiency.
The authors conclude that there is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, except for the prevention of rare conditions such as rickets and osteomalacia in high-risk groups, which can occur due to vitamin D deficiency after a prolonged lack of exposure to sunshine.
Vitamin D is known to be essential for bone metabolism, and low serum 25(OH)D levels increase the risk of rickets, osteomalacia, and osteopenia.
This is concerning, given insufficient vitamin D can lead to brittle, soft, thin bones, resulting in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
*bone problems such as rickets, or bone softness among children, and osteomalacia, or bone pain and weak muscles
FGF23 is being researched in the context of X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets, mineral bone disorder (MBD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), tumor-induced osteomalacia and hyperphosphatemia.
Initially, bone loss was attributed primarily to nutritional deficiencies (which can range from malabsorption to frank osteomalacia) and the effects of skeletal unloading due to weight loss.