Bone Density


MSH: The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.,CSP: amount of bone tissue and minerals in a certain volume of bone.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Strong bones are important for your health. A bone mineral density (BMD) test is the best way to measure your bone health. It can show</p><ul><li>Whether you have <a href=''>osteoporosis</a>, a disease that makes your bones weak</li><li>Your risk for breaking bones</li><li>Your response to osteoporosis treatment</li></ul><p>Low bone mass that is not low enough to be osteoporosis is sometimes called osteopenia. Causes of low bone mass include family history, not developing good bone mass when you are young, and certain conditions or medicines. Not everyone who has lo

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