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Osteoporosis: definition

A metabolic bone disorder characterized by diminished bone mass (density) with retention of normal cell appearance, but fragile strength, and high bone turnover caused by deficiency of calcium and vitamin D in particular and other micronutrients that include:  copper, magnesium, ...

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Osteonecrosis: definition

A painful bone disorder caused by death of bone cells resulting from insufficient blood flow to a part of the skeleton due to secondary hyperparathyroidism from calcium deficiency. Click for full description.

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Osteomalacia: definition

A metabolic bone disorder characterized by generalized reduction in bone density (bone softening) in adults and increased risk of fractures, especially wrist and pelvis, with muscular weakness of upper arms and thighs, waddling walk, and bone tenderness. Click for full description.

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Obesity: definition

A metabolic disorder that is characterized by body mass index greater than 30%. Click for full description.

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