Osteofluorosis | definition of osteofluorosis by Medical dictionary
osteofluorosis /os·teo·flu·o·ro·sis/ (-fldbobr-ro´sis) skeletal changes, usually consisting of osteomalacia and osteosclerosis, caused by the chronic intake of excessive quantities of fluorides.
a generalized disturbance of bones caused by chronic fluorine poisoning and characterized by the development of multiple exostoses. There is lameness, ease of fracture of bones and mottling and pitting of the teeth.
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Tea contains fluoride, and while this is good for your dental health, too much of it may increase your risk of brittle bones and osteofluorosis
The state of osteofluorosis
in cattle can be assessed by a variety of procedures, including the level of fluoride in serum, urine and bone.
Fluoride also binds to bone and teeth, causing osteofluorosis
and dental fluorosis.