A somewhat frial 76-year-old female visits, her physician's office for an annual checkup. Her social history shows she smokes a pack of cigarettes a day and she is a heavy coffee drinker. She has ...
... had several fractured bones in the last fiv year that required medical attention. During initial examination measurements show that the patient has lost approximately an inch of height over the past year. She has also lost several pounds but states she still wears the same size clothes. Describe the bone changes in this condition on a macro and cellular level?
The underlying mechanism in all cases of osteoporosis is an imbalance between bone resorption and bone formation. [ In normal bone, there is constant matrix remodeling of bone; up to 10% of all bone ...
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