A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone and used to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis. bone mineral density
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Scientific definitions for bone density
A measurement corresponding to the mineral density of bone, expressed as mineral mass per unit volume of bone and usually assessed by a radiologic scan of the lower spine or hip. Bone density measurements are used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
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