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Glossary for Renal osteodystrophy

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Bone changes: Changes to the bones as a symptom
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Bone pain: Bone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Calcitriol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Calcitriol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Kidney Dialysis: The process by which toxic compounds from the blood are removed
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Kidney disease: Reduced kidney function from various causes.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Osteomalacia: A condition where the bones gradually soften and bend due to poor calcification stemming from a lack or impaired metabolism of vitamin D.
  • Osteoporosis: Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
  • Renal rickets: A bone disease where kidney dysfunction causes bone resorption and results in weak, soft bones.
  • Richieri-Costa Pereira syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.
  • Rickets: A rare condition where a lack of Vitamin D results in bone disease as it is essential for the process of bone calcification.
  • Swollen bone: Enlarged, swollen, or misshapen bones
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.


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