Pathology. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and osteosarcoma; osteitis deformans.
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British Dictionary definitions for Paget's disease
Also called: osteitis deformans a chronic disease of the bones characterized by inflammation and deformation
Also called: Paget's cancer cancer of the nipple and surrounding tissue
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Scientific definitions for Paget's disease
A disease, occurring chiefly in the elderly, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformity.
A breast cancer manifested by inflammatory changes of the nipple and surrounding skin.
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