noun (plural osteoporoses) Etymology: New Latin, from oste- + porosis rarefaction, from porus pore + -osis Date: 1846 a condition that affects especially older women and is characterized by decrease in bone mass with decreased density and enlargement of bone spaces producing porosity and fragility • osteoporotic adjective

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  • osteoporosis — f. patol. Osteopatía metabólica muy frecuente que se caracteriza por una disminución de la masa ósea de un hueso, debido a una ampliación de los conductos internos sin que haya descalcificación. Es frecuente en afectados por enfermedades… …   Diccionario médico

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  • Osteoporosis — Os te*o*po*ro sis, n. [NL.; osteo + Gr. po ros pore.] (Med. & Physiol.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • osteoporosis — ► NOUN ▪ a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. DERIVATIVES osteoporotic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek poros passage, pore …   English terms dictionary

  • osteoporosis — [äs΄tē ōpə rō′sis] n. [ModL < OSTEO + porosis, a porous condition < L porus, a PORE2 + OSIS] a bone disorder characterized by a reduction in bone density accompanied by increasing porosity and brittleness, found chiefly in women who have… …   English World dictionary

  • Osteoporosis — Ostéoporose L ostéoporose est une maladie caractérisée par une fragilité excessive du squelette, due à une diminution de la masse osseuse et à l altération de la microarchitecture osseuse. C est une maladie fréquente chez les femmes après la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • osteoporosis — /os tee oh peuh roh sis/, n. Pathol. a disorder in which the bones become increasingly porous, brittle, and subject to fracture, owing to loss of calcium and other mineral components, sometimes resulting in pain, decreased height, and skeletal… …   Universalium

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