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osteitis

 [os″te-i´tis]
inflammation of bone, often with enlargement, tenderness, and a dull, aching pain.
alveolar osteitis dry socket.
condensing osteitis osteitis with hard deposits of earthy salts in affected bone.
osteitis defor´mans rarefying osteitis of unknown cause resulting in deformed bones of increased mass leading to bowing of the long bones and deformation of the flat bones. See also paget's disease.
osteitis fibro´sa cys´tica rarefying osteitis with fibrous degeneration and the formation of cysts and the presence of fibrous nodules on the affected bones, due to osteoclastic activity secondary to hyperparathyroidism. If a tumor of the parathyroid gland is the cause of the hyperparathyroidism, treatment includes removal of the tumor. When the disease is generalized, all the bones are affected (von recklinghausen's disease). Orthopedic surgery may be necessary to correct severe bone deformities.
osteitis fragi´litans osteogenesis imperfecta.
osteitis fungo´sa chronic osteitis in which the haversian canals are dilated and filled with granulation tissue.
rarefying osteitis a bone disease in which the inorganic matter is diminished and the hard bone becomes cancellated.

os·te·i·tis

(os'tē-ī'tis),
Inflammation of bone.
Synonym(s): ostitis
[osteo- + G. -itis, inflammation]

osteitis

/os·te·itis/ (os″te-i´tis) inflammation of bone.
condensing osteitis  osteitis with hard deposits of earthy salts in affected bone.
osteitis defor´mans  rarefying osteitis resulting in weakened, deformed bones of increased mass, which may lead to bowing of long bones and deformation of flat bones; when the bones of the skull are affected, deafness may result. Called also Paget's disease of bone.
osteitis fibro´sa cys´tica , osteitis fibro´sa cys´tica generalisa´ta, osteitis fibro´sa osteoplas´tica rarefying osteitis with fibrous degeneration and formation of cysts and with the presence of fibrous nodules on the affected bones, due to marked osteoclastic activity secondary to hyperparathyroidism.
osteitis fragi´litans  osteogenesis imperfecta.
osteitis fungo´sa  chronic osteitis in which the haversian canals are dilated and filled with granulation tissue.
parathyroid osteitis  o. fibrosa cystica.

osteitis

(ŏs′tē-ī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of bone or bony tissue.

osteitis

[os′tē·ī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, osteon + itis, inflammation
an inflammation of bone caused by infection, degeneration, or trauma. Symptoms include swelling, tenderness, dull aching pain, and redness in the skin over the affected bone. Some kinds of osteitis are osteitis deformans and osteitis fibrosa cystica. See also osteomyelitis, Paget's disease.

os·te·i·tis

(os'tē-ī'tis)
Inflammation of bone.
Synonym(s): ostitis.
[osteo- + G. -itis, inflammation]

osteitis

Inflammation of bone. See also OSTEOMYELITIS.

os·te·i·tis

(os'tē-ī'tis)
Inflammation of bone.
[osteo- + G. -itis, inflammation]

osteitis

inflammation of bone. The term is used to describe a number of conditions; for instance, advanced cases of brucellosis can lead to brucellar osteitis. See also osteomyelitis.

alveolar osteitis
necrosis of alveolar bone at the site of a tooth extraction. Called also dry socket.
osteitis deformans
osteitis causing deformity of bones.
osteitis fibrosa
osteitis fibrosa cystica
rarefying osteitis with fibrous degeneration and the formation of cysts and the presence of fibrous nodules on the affected bones, due to osteoclastic activity secondary to hyperparathyroidism. See also osteodystrophia fibrosa.
rarefying osteitis
a bone disease in which the inorganic matter is diminished and the hard bone becomes cancellated.
sclerosing osteitis
1. sclerosing nonsuppurative osteomyelitis.
2. condensing osteitis.