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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.
We conclude that short-term, highdose GH treatment during prepuberty results in significant improvement in height [standard deviation score], but an unexpected high rate of bone maturation and an early onset of puberty were observed.
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Description of the stages of bone maturation by Bjork's carpal radiography of children and adolescents in two groups of different ethnic ancestry
They enhance the response to growth hormone, stimulate cartilage growth and differentiation, and promote bone maturation and resorption.
These differences were found only at the initial stages of bone maturation, as observed in the male group at stages CS2 and CS3, and in the female group at stage CS3.
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Similar studies in diabetic rats have shown significantly reduced growth in most mandibles compared to controls, with delays in bone maturation also shown in the foetuses of diabetic rats [Verhaeghe et al.