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Definition

A process of thinning of the bones and deterioration of bone quality and strength; leading to increased incidence of fractures (commonly of the wrist, spine and hip); long duration of steroid intake frequently leads to osteoporosis.

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Bone Quality Steroid Intake 
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