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trabecular volumetric bone mineral density (CMO:0001729)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cortical volumetric bone mineral density  
total volumetric bone mineral density  
trabecular volumetric bone mineral density  
Measurement of the mineral mass per unit volume of trabecular bone. Bone is the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates and composed chiefly of calcium salts. Trabecular or spongy bone is the porous type of bone found in the vertebrae and at all articulating joints, consisting of an irregular three-dimensional array of boney rods and plates (trabeculae) which themselves are composed of a composite material with bone marrow filling the spaces of the pores.

Related Synonyms: trabecular vBMD ;   trabecular volumetric BMD
Definition Sources: Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, McGraw-Hill:McGraw-Hill_Concise_Dictionary_of_Modern_Medicine, Website:

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