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porosis

 [pŏ-ro´sis]
1. formation of the callus in repair of a fractured bone.
2. cavity formation.
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po·ro·sis

, pl.

po·ro·ses

(pō-rō'sis, -sēz),
A porous condition.
Synonym(s): porosity (1)
[L. porosus, porous]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

po·ro·sis

, pl. poroses (pōr-ō'sis, -sēz)
A porous condition.
Synonym(s): porosity (1) .
[L. porosus, porous]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

po·ro·sis

, pl. poroses (pōr-ō'sis, -sēz)
A porous condition.
Synonym(s): porosity (1) .
[L. porosus, porous]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Mrs Parker Bowles was addressing delegates at the International Osteo- porosis Foundation conference in Lisbon.
These pathologic abnormalities were diagnosed from the presence of cribra orbitalia and porosis of the internal skull bones, which are typically, although not exclusively, seen in chronic anemia.[14] In addition, the minor superficial new bone formation at the metaphyseal areas of the long bones can be regarded as the result of subperiosteal bleeding due to chronic vitamin C deficiency (scurvy[15]).
Age As age increases, the risk for osteo- porosis increases because bones become less dense, more brittle, and weaker.
At the world's largest food retailing show in Chicago, Karol Kochenderfer, director of international trade for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, predicted: "One day we will have a Chinese and a Mexican section in the supermarket alongside an osteo- porosis and arthritis section.
So mineral water is useful, along with (not instead of) milk, in helping to prevent osteo- porosis. It is helpful for people who are counting calories and for whom the usual calcium-containing foods are too fattening.
The tibia of the OVX group of mice showed porosis and an empty bone marrow with less trabecular bone at the proximal head of tibia.
In addition, the company is developing oral calcitonin for the prevention of osteo porosis in postmenopausal women with osteopenia.
Prolonged wheelchair use can lead to loss of bone-mineral density, possibly resulting in osteo porosis and increased risk of fractures.