osteoporosis definition

  • noun:
    • an illness where bones become exceptionally porous, are susceptible to break, and heal slowly, occurring particularly in ladies following menopause and sometimes leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse.
    • an ailment, happening particularly in ladies following menopause, when the bones become acutely permeable and so are susceptible to break.
    • An absorption of bone tissue so the bone muscle becomes unusually porous. It occurs especially in elderly males and postmenopausal women, and predisposes the elderly to fractures regarding the bones.
    • Morbid absorption of bone tissue continuing from the Haversian canals, such that it becomes uncommonly permeable.
    • irregular lack of bony muscle resulting in fragile porous bones owing to too little calcium; most frequent in postmenopausal females

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