Osteosclerosis

Osteosclerosis
Osteosclerosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 M85.8, Q77.4
ICD-9 756.52
DiseasesDB 15823
MeSH D010026

Osteosclerosis, an elevation in bone density,[1] is normally detected on an X-ray as an area of whiteness, and is where the bone density has significantly increased. Localized osteosclerosis can be caused by injuries that compress the bone, by osteoarthritis, and osteoma.

It is associated with:

It can also be associated with Hepatitis C.[2]

Osteosclerotic bones provide ballast to aquatic air-breathers.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Medcyclopaedia - Osteosclerosis". http://www.medcyclopaedia.com/library/topics/volume_iii_1/o/osteosclerosis.aspx. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ Fiore CE, Riccobene S, Mangiafico R, Santoro F, Pennisi P (2005). "Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO): report of a new case with involvement of the OPG/RANKL system". Osteoporos Int 16 (12): 2180–4. doi:10.1007/s00198-005-1858-8. PMID 15983730. 
  3. ^ "Osteosclerosis = Hallmark of an Aquatic Lifestyle". http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.anthropology.paleo/2008-07/msg00289.html. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 

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  • osteosclerosis — f. anat. patol. Aumento anormal de la densidad del hueso. Medical Dictionary. 2011. osteosclerosis esclerosis …   Diccionario médico

  • Osteosclerosis — Os te*o*scle*ro sis, n. [NL.; osteo + sclerosis.] Abnormal hardness and density of bone. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osteosclerosis frágil — Véase osteopetrosis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • osteosclerosis frágil congénita — Véase osteopoiquilosis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • osteosclerosis — osteosclerotic /os tee oh skli rot ik/, adj. /os tee oh skli roh sis/, n. Pathol. abnormal hardening and increase in density of bone. [1855 60; OSTEO + SCLEROSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteosclerosis — noun An increase in bone density …   Wiktionary

  • osteosclerosis — Abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone. [osteo + G. sklerosis, hardness] * * * os·teo·scle·ro·sis sklə rō səs n, pl ro·ses .sēz abnormal hardening of bone or of bone marrow * * * n. an abnormal increase in the density of bone, as a result of …   Medical dictionary

  • osteosclerosis — n. condition characterized by hardening or abnormal density of the bones (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • osteosclerosis — os·teo·sclerosis …   English syllables

  • osteosclerosis — n. an abnormal increase in the density of bone, as a result of poor blood supply, chronic infection, or tumour. The affected bone is more opaque to X rays than normal bone. See also: osteopetrosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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