The main chemical compound in bone, deposited as minute amorphous crystals in a netlike matrix of collagenous fibres containing collagen; it closely resembles the naturally occurring fluorapatite 3Ca3(PO4)2-CaF2, but is probably a hydroxyapatite in which F is replaced by OH.

(05 Mar 2000)

<investigation>

<radiology> A study of the body skeleton. A dose of radioactive substance is injected and the scan (taken a little time later) reads the distribution of the radioactivity.

(16 Dec 1997)

bone scan: falsely negative metastasesmedical dictionary

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bone sclerosismedical dictionary

Preferred term: eburnation

bone sensibilitymedical dictionary

Preferred term: pallesthesia

<botany> A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.

(01 Mar 1998)

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Preferred term: sciatica

bones of digitsmedical dictionary

The phalanges and sesamoid bones of the fingers and toes.

Synonyms: ossa digitorum.

(05 Mar 2000)

bones of inferior limbmedical dictionary

Preferred term: bones of lower limb

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bones of lower limbmedical dictionary

These include the inferior limb girdle (hip bone) and the skeleton of the free inferior limb (femur, tibia, fibula, patella, tarsus, metatarsus, and bones of the toes).

Synonyms: ossa membri inferioris, bones of inferior limb.

(05 Mar 2000)

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bones of skullmedical dictionary

The paired inferior nasal concha, lacrimal, maxilla, nasal, palatine, parietal, temporal, and zygomatic; and the unpaired ethmoid, frontal, occipital, sphenoid, and vomer.

Synonyms: ossa cranii, cranial bones.

(05 Mar 2000)

bones of superior limbmedical dictionary

Preferred term: bones of upper limb

bones of upper extremitymedical dictionary

The bones of the upper and lower arm. They include the clavicle and scapula.

(12 Dec 1998)

bones of upper limbmedical dictionary

These include the superior limb girdle (scapula and clavicle) and the skeleton of the free superior limb (humerus, radius, ulna, wrist bones, metacarpus, and bones of the fingers).

Synonyms: ossa membri superioris, bones of superior limb.

(05 Mar 2000)

bones of visceral craniummedical dictionary

Preferred term: facial bones

A rarefying osteitis involving the bones of the tarsus of the horse, usually those on the medial surface, resulting in exostoses and ankylosis.

(05 Mar 2000)

bone substitutesmedical dictionary

Synthetic or natural materials for the replacement of bones or bone tissue. They include hard tissue replacement polymers, natural coral, hydroxyapatite, beta-tricalcium phosphate, and various other biomaterials. The bone substitutes as inert materials can be incorporated into surrounding tissue or gradually replaced by original tissue.

(12 Dec 1998)