porosis


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porosis

[pə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Condition characterized by increased porosity, as of bone.
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Camilla, who lost her mother and grandmother to osteoporosis, is the president of the National Osteo- porosis Society while Eugenie is a supporter of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where as a child she had undergone surgery to stop her from developing a curved spine.
"The higher is our peak bone mass, the lesser are the chances of developing osteo porosis later in life," says Dr Sharma.
Proper nutrition and eating habits should be encouraged and integrated into the daily training of adolescent ballet dancers to prevent the future development of amenorrhea, osteo porosis, and low energy availability.
"Osteo" is Latin for "bone." "Porosis" means "porous or full of holes." Hence, "Osteoporosis" means "bones that are full of holes." Bone mass reflects the balance between formation by osteoblasts and resorption by osteoclasts.
"Osteo" means bone and "porosis" means porous or thin and spongy, which is precisely how osteoporotic bone looks on the inside.
The equipment allows health staff to identify quicker whether a patient is likely to develop osteo- porosis, enabling them to start treatment sooner and reduce the risk of any further bone deterioration.