osteomalacia osteomalacia

Definition(s):

  • (n) abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

Usage(s):

  • Hence many suffer from osteomalacia (softening of the bones), scurvy, anemia, severe rickets, infantile tetany (convulsions), horny skin, tuberculosis.
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effusion effusion
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