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bone density
Subject Category
L Animal Science and Animal Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The amount of mineral per square centimeter of bone. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-ray absorptiometry or tomography, X ray computed. Bone density is an important predictor for osteoporosis.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings
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Used For
bone mineral content
bone mineral density
Broader Term
bones
Related Term
bone health
bone metabolism
dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
Spanish
densidad ósea
Term Number
18495