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English: Osteoporosis ("porous bones", from Greek: οστούν/ostoun meaning "bone" and πόρος/poros meaning "pore") is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a bone mineral density that is 2.5 standard deviations or more below the mean peak bone mass (average of young, healthy adults) as measured by DXA; the term "established osteoporosis" includes the presence of a fragility fracture. The disease may be classified as primary type 1, primary type 2, or secondary.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Media in category "Osteoporosis"
The following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total.
- 615 Age and Bone Mass.jpg 218 KB
- 625 Calcium Homeostasis.jpg 333 KB
- Blausen 0686 Osteoporosis 01.png 2.25 MB
- Denosumab.jpg 1.57 MB
- Elcatonin-2016-JAPAN.jpg 1.88 MB
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- OsteoCutout.png 3.92 MB
- Osteoparoz.jpg 54 KB
- Osteoporosis Locations.png 1.44 MB
- Osteoporosis vertebrae.jpg 855 KB
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