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Abstract

  • Reduction in total or regional bone mass resulting in predisposition to skeletal fractures. Reduction in mass is greater than expected for normal ageing process

  • Increased risk of wrist, vertebral and hip fracture in particular

  • Common, underdiagnosed and undertreated

Keywords

Vertebral Fracture Increase Fracture Risk Salmon Calcitonin Normal Ageing Process Bone Mass Loss 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice Barry
    • 1
  1. 1.James Connolly Memorial HospitalDublinIreland

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