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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease where increased bone weakness increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of .... Higher cadmium exposure results in osteomalacia (softening of the bone).

www.britannica.com/topic-browse/Health-and-Medicine/Diseases-and-Disorders/Bone-Diseases/2

Results 1 - 31 of 31 ... any of the diseases or injuries that affect human bones. .... and childhood characterized by softening of the bones, leading to abnormal bone ...

www.britannica.com/topic-browse/Health-and-Medicine/Diseases-and-Disorders/Bone-Diseases

disease of infancy and childhood characterized by softening of the bones, leading to abnormal bone growth and caused by a lack of vitamin D in the body.

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The general term for softening of the bones is osteomalacia. It is usually caused by a depletion in calcium or phosphorous reserves in the bone.

medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/osteomalacia

A bone disease in adults analogous to rickets in children, marked by bone ... A disease characterized by a gradual softening and bending of the bones with ...

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a disease of childhood, characterized by softening of the bones as a result of ... When the condition is bilateral it is usually the result of disease in the bone, ...

www.washendo.com/services/metabolic-bone-diseases

Metabolic Bone Diseases Gaithersburg MD - Endocrinologists Dr. Herbert Juarbe ... Osteomalacia, also known as rickets, is a softening of the bones that may ... Osteopenia is a condition characterized by low bone mineral density, but not as ...

www.louisianaarthritisclinic.com/conditions

A bone disease process that results in reduction in the mass of bone per unit of ... progressive inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and spine characterized by back ... inflammation of the bones, resulting in thickening and softening of the bones, ...

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abnormal softening of bones in adults; usually caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, ... a deficiency disease ocurring in children; characterized by defective bone ...

ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypophosphatasia

Mineralization is critical for the formation of bones that are strong and rigid and teeth that ... the bones, causing skeletal abnormalities similar to another childhood bone ... Adult forms of hypophosphatasia are characterized by a softening of the bones known as osteomalacia. ... Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center ...