Definitions

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  • n. Alternative name for avascular necrosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Necrosis of bone.

Etymologies

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osteo- + necrosis

Examples

  • The Whitehouse, N.J., drug maker is facing more than 900 cases in state and federal courts, generally alleging that use of Fosamax can cause a jaw-destroying condition known as osteonecrosis and that Merck failed to properly warn of this risk.

    Merck Wins Fosamax Case

  • Mr. Strain said the worst outbreak of her jaw condition, known as osteonecrosis, was earlier this year -- three years after she stopped taking Fosamax.

    Fosamax Case Goes to Jury

  • The five-woman, three-man jury began deliberations last week, but first sent out notes on Tuesday indicating they were at an impasse and couldn't come to a consensus on whether Fosamax caused a severe jaw condition, known as osteonecrosis, suffered by Mrs. Boles.

    Fosamax Case Produces Mistrial

  • More than 400 people already have sued Merck alleging that Fosamax causes a bone-wasting condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw.

    Suit Alleges More Health Problems

  • A growing number of patients allege the bone-strengthening drug causes a bone-wasting condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ.

    Trouble Brews Over Merck Product

  • The drug seemed safe enough at first but in recent years it has been linked to a serious disease that causes death to the bone in the jaw called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

    Cases Against Merck For Fosamax Jaw Bone Damage Growing

  • In a December 13, 2004, press release, doctors at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center announced that they had discovered a link between a common chemotherapy drug and a serious bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

    Fosamax Does More Harm Than Good

  • That's fairly rare, and considerably less than the risk of another potential side effect from these drugs, a condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw - the death of part of the jawbone, following a major dental procedure.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The plaintiff, Linda Secrest, may pursue her claim that Fosamax suffered from a design defect and caused her jawbone tissue to die, a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ, U.S. District Judge John Keenan wrote.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • It is called osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ, a condition in which the gums become painful and infected, exposing underlying areas of dead bone in the jaw.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

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