stress shielding

n.

Osteopenia occurring in bone as the result of removal of normal stress from the bone by an implant.

Nearby words

  1. stress fracture,
  2. stress mark,
  3. stress out,
  4. stress position,
  5. stress reaction,
  6. stress test,
  7. stress ulcers,
  8. stress-test,
  9. stress-timed,
  10. stressbuster


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