Chap 15 Bone Terms

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Terms and Definitions of Bones

osteomyelitis

inflammation of the bone and bone marrow

osteoporosis

decrease in bone density

osteomalacia

softening of the bone

osteogenic sarcoma

malignant tumor of the bone

osteotome

instrument to cut the bone

verebroplasty

surgical repair of the vertebrae

osteoblast

baby bone cell

osteoclast

to break bone

pubic symphysis

to grow together pertaining to the pubis

epiphysis

to grow on

spondylolisthesis

slipping of the vertebrae

spondylosis

abnormal condition of the vertebrae

scoliosis

abnormal condition of crooked spinal column

osteogensis

formation of the bone

osteodystrophy

decrease development of the bone

osteitis

inflammation of the bone

orthopedics

pertaining to straight child

myelopoiesis

formation of the bone marrow

lumbosacral

pertaining to lower back and the sacrum

lordosis

abnormal condition of swayback

laminectomy

removal of the lamina

kyphosis

abnormal condition of the hunchback

decalcification

process of making less calcium

hypercalcemia

blood condition of excessive calcium

osteocyte

bone cell

orthopedists

specialist who straighten children

chiropractor

one who manipulates with their hand

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