Bone Age

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Bone Age

[′bōn ‚āj]
(archeology)
A prehistoric period of human culture characterized by the use of implements made of bone and antler.
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These results are consistent with those of another study that evaluated mandibular length and verified differences between genders in comparing bone maturation and Class I and II malocclusion.
A recent study utilizing an in vitro bone nodule formation assay, demonstrated that elevated glucose concentration inhibited osteoblastic calcium deposition and bone maturation [Balint et al.
However, because the height standard deviation score for bone age is a predictor of final height, the rapid bone maturation observed appears to offset gains in height for age.
The rationale behind this treatment is that azoles inhibit estrogen-dependent bone maturation.
Also, estrogen's role in bone maturation raises the question of whether alcohol use during adolescence has long-term effects on bone health.
It has been suggested that monostotic fibrous dysplasia occurs secondarily to an arrest of bone maturation.
If left unchecked, bone maturation will advance ahead of linear growth, with stunting as the ultimate result.
But the hormone also accelerates the rate of bone maturation.