Definition of Osteoporosis

A condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (Type 1, postmenopausal osteoporosis — Type 2, age-associated osteoporosis — and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).

Osteoporosis is from the group

Non-Neoplastic Bone Disorder

Other Names for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
osteoporosis

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