Definitions for osteosclerosis
abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone
An increase in bone density
Osteosclerosis, an elevation in bone density, is normally detected on a radiograph as an area of increased opacity; that is, where more mineral is present in the bone to absorb or deflect the X-ray beam. Localized osteosclerosis can be caused by injuries that compress the bone, by osteoarthritis, and osteoma. It is associated with: ⁕Melorheostosis ⁕Osteopetrosis ⁕Osteopoikilosis ⁕Chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis It can also be associated with Hepatitis C.
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An abnormal hardening or increased density of bone tissue.
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