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Bone Density

"Bone Density" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bone Density" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Bone Density" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1553 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 94 publications in 2015
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