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Bone Density MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Bone Density
Tree Number(s)
G11.427.100
Unique ID
D015519
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015519
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Bone Mineral Content
Bone Mineral Density
NLM Classification #
WE 202
Previous Indexing
Bone and Bones (1966-1989)
See Also
Absorptiometry, Photon
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/10/04
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Bone Density Preferred
Bone Mineral Content Narrower
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