terms related to osteopathies and chondropathies - chapter 3
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softening of the cartilage
inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs
misshaped bone resulting from inflammation. Also known as Paget's disease of the bone
***softening of bone caused by loss of minerals from the bony matrix as a result of vitamin D deficiency. When occurs in childhood it's called rickets
***inflammation of the bone and bone marrow
***loss of bone mass, which results in the bones being fragile and at risk for fractures. Osteopenia refers to a less severe bone mass loss
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