Definition of osteopenia in English:


Syllabification: os·te·o·pe·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌästēōˈpēnēə


  • Reduced bone mass of lesser severity than osteoporosis.
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    • Over time, the inflammatory pain causes disuse of affected joints leading to generalized osteopenia of whole bones.
    • The inability to maximize peak bone mass has significant implications for osteopenia and osteoporosis in adulthood, when bone resorption exceeds bone formation.
    • Radiographs will show osteopenia only after there is 20% to 30% bone loss.

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