Disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of
bone tissue, which leads to fragile bones
and a greater risk of fracture, particularly in older people.
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Like osteoporosis, osteomalacia weakens
the bones and makes bones more likely to
break. However, the process is different from that in osteoporosis.
In osteoporosis, bone is broken down faster than it is re-formed.
In osteomalacia, the two activities are balanced, but the bone that is formed
does not become dense and hard (mineralized).
Bone - Osteomalacia
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