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Synonyms for bone

to study or work hard, especially when pressed for time

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Synonyms for bone

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

study intensively, as before an exam

consisting of or made up of bone

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While a physician order is not necessary for a screening mammogram, it is required for a bone density screening.
New Delhi [India], Oct 20 ( ANI ): India is slowly falling prey to another silent disease, akin to hypertension and heart disease, which is detected only when tests indicate a decreased bone density.
Other studies show that bone mineral density drops by 2% to 6% over the first 2 years of antiretroviral therapy, but after that bone density stays stable.
They compared bone density at the lower spine and the hip in 50 very obese adults.
Nutritional support with adequate dietary vitamin D, calcium, and other minerals is crucial for maintaining bone density after age 30.
A year after an ICU stay, the patients' resorption had returned to normal, but they were left with lower bone density, the study showed.
Typically, weight-bearing activities like running help to maintain bone density, or at least to slow the decrease in bone density.
Generally, there was an average of four percent bone density reduction in all the participants, but there was a significant difference noticed between the women who felt contentment with their life and those who did not.
Certain drugs, like steroid medications, interfere in the bone's ability to rebuild leading to osteoporosis so when a doctor prescribes such a medication, he or she orders regular bone density tests.
In short, "people should pay attention to bone density and bone loss and discuss this as one of the potential negative effects of bariatric surgery.
A bone density screening measures bone mass to estimate the risk of fracture and help detect osteoporosis, a chronic condition that is characterized by the increased the risk of broken bones.
For instance, guidelines for starting drag therapy for osteoporosis are based on bone density combined with risk classification scores but it's not clear if repeated testing has any value, and the interval that is most effective is not known.
Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that predisposes people to fractures and leaves many elderly people--particularly women--hunched over.
A new interactive patient decision aid and other resources comparing the effectiveness of medications to prevent fractures in patients with low bone density are now available from AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.
It allows precise three-dimensional evaluation of anatomic structures and direct measurement of bone density, expressed in Hounsfield units (HU), (1) characteristics that provide important information about the bone.