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Introduction: Osteomalacia

Description of Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia (medical condition): A condition where the bones gradually soften and bend due to poor...more »

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Osteomalacia: Softening of bones caused by a vitamin D deficiency.

Osteomalacia: abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Osteomalacia: A metabolic bone disease that results from either a deficiency in vitamin D, or an abnormality in the metabolism of vitamin D, or a deficiency of calcium in the diet. The most common symptoms are bone pain and muscle weakness. When it occurs in children it is commonly referred to as rickets. (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed.) --2003
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Osteomalacia: inadequate or delayed mineralization of osteoid in mature cortical and spongy bone.
Source: CRISP

Osteomalacia: A condition marked by softening of the bones (due to impaired mineralization, with excess accumulation of osteoid), with pain, tenderness, muscular weakness, anorexia, and loss of weight, resulting from deficiency of vitamin D and calcium. (Dorland, 27th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Osteomalacia: Related Topics

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Osteomalacia: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Osteomalacia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Osteomalacia, or a subtype of Osteomalacia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Osteomalacia as a Disease

Osteomalacia (medical condition): See Osteomalacia (disease information).
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Osteomalacia: Related Diseases

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Osteomalacia: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Osteomalacia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

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Hierarchical classifications of Osteomalacia

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