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osteopenia


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A reduction in bone mineral density characterized by increased bone radiolucency. It is not as severe as, but may develop into, osteoporosis. Metabolic or eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa can contribute to this condition due to the deficiency of vitamins and minerals.

http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/tc/Osteopenia-Overview An overview of osteopenia on the WebMD website.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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