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Search Results for: osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Definition noun, plural: osteoporoses A disease of bone in which the bones become extremely porous and are subject to... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Degenerative disease

Degenerative Disease Definition A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due... Read More

Osteocyte

Osteocyte Definition The osteocyte is a mature bone cell. Other bone cell types are osteoprogenitor cells, osteoblasts, and... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Osteomalacia

Definition noun, plural: osteomalacias The softening of bones due to defective bone mineralization. Supplement This... Read More

Estrogen

Definition noun, plural: estrogens A sex steroid hormone produced in large quantities chiefly in the ovaries in females;... Read More

Osteopetrosis

Definition noun, plural: osteopetroses A rare hereditary disorder in which the bones are becoming excessively dense, thick,... Read More

Osteoblast

Definition noun, plural: osteoblasts A type of bone cell that arises from fibroblasts, and upon maturity, becomes associated... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More