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bone age

stage of development of bone (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

Etymology: AS, ban + L, aetas
the stage of development or decline of the skeleton or its segments, as seen in radiographic examination, when compared with x-ray views of the bone structures of other individuals of the same chronological age.

bone age

(bōn āj)
Stage of osseous development (in years) as adjudged by radiography, in contrast to chronologic age.

bone age

An estimate of biological age based on radiological studies of the developmental stage of ossification centers of the long bones of the extremities.
See: epiphysis
See also: age
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Pathogenesis of fetal hypomineralization in diabetic rats: Evidence for delayed bone maturation.
a specialty respiratory pharmaceutical company, today announced that positive results from a Phase IIIB clinical trial of AEROSPAN were published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in a manuscript titled, "Linear growth and bone maturation are unaffected by 1 year of therapy with inhaled flunisolide hydrofluoroalkane in prepubescent children with mild persistent asthma: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial.
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