from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disease, occurring especially in women following menopause, in which the bones become extremely porous and are subject to fracture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An absorption of bone so that the bone tissue becomes unusually porous. It occurs especially in elderly men and postmenopausal women, and predisposes the elderly to fractures of the bones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbid absorption of bone proceeding from the Haversian canals, so that it becomes abnormally porous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
The meaning of the term osteoporosis originates from osteo, meaning bone, and porosis which implies thinning or getting more porous.
This heightened risk of osteoporosis is probably due to the drastic drop in calcium and vitamin D absorption that occurs with these drugs.
Ocean acidification is often referred to as osteoporosis of the oceans because as acidity rises, shell building creatures such as lobster, oyster, crab, shrimp, and coral are unable to extract the calcium carbonate from the water that they need to build their shells and are thus unable to survive.
The definition of osteoporosis is based on bone mineral density BMD.
To be on the receiving end of health care that simply treats her broken leg without ever addressing her risk of osteoporosis is simply unacceptable to women in this province.
The moniker osteoporosis of the sea, gives you a hint about some of its impacts.
I would like to add that osteoporosis is not only a women’s health issue; my husband also has the disease.
About 200,000 have fractures owing to osteoporosis, which is treatable.
The agency is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of bisphosphonates for long-term osteoporosis treatment, said Sandra Kweder, deputy director FDA's office of new drugs in the center for drug evaluation and research.
The osteoporosis is a result of the lack of pressure on her leg bones over the years.