Tagged: bones

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Loss of protein matrix tissue from bone, causing it to become brittle and easilv fractured. Many physicians do not discriminate between osteoporosis and osteomalacia, diagnosin§ any decreased density of bone (thinning) as osteoporosis. In fact, decreased density may be caused by...

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis

Infection of bone and bone marrow, usually by bacteria. It can affect any bone in the body, is more common in children, and most often affects the long bones of the arms and legs and the vertebrae. In adults, it...

Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia

Softening, weakening, and demineralization of the bonés in adults due to vitamin D deficiency (in children, the condition is called rickets). The development of healthv bone requires an adequate intake of calcium and phosphorus from...