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bone density

quantitative measurement of the mineral content of bone, used as an indicator of the structural strength of the bone and as a screen for osteoporosis
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bone density

n.
A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis. Also called bone mineral density.
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bone density

The degree of mineralisation of trabecular bone in a certain volume of bone, which is measured by densitometry—e.g., by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Bone density is an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and risk of fracture.
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bone density

The amount of trabecular bone in a certain volume of bone, which can be measured by quantitative computed tomography
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bone den·si·ty

(bōn den'si-tē)
Quantitative measurement of the mineral content of bone,used as an indicator of the structural strength of the bone and as a screen for osteoporosis.
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bone den·si·ty

(bōn den'si-tē)
Quantitative measurement of the mineral content of bone, used as an indicator of the structural strength of the bone and as a screen for osteoporosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012