TITLE

osteoporosis

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1546
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "osteoporosis" is presented. Osteoporosis refers the loss of bone mass which occurs throughout the skeleton, predisposing patients to fractures. Aging is one of the causes of bone loss in both women and men. The definition is taken from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238857

 

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