is there a medical term to mean "bone weakening"?
Context: My grandpa gets pain in the knee because he is very old. His leg bones are weak.
I thought of using the word "depreciation" here. But I am not sure if "bone depreciation" sounds correct.
Could you please suggest me the perfect word for bone depreciation? Many thanks and have a nice day.
Edit: Can this be called "bone deterioration"?
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has to do with finance / economy ....
" depreciation, n.
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Etymology: noun of action < depreciate v.: so modern French dépréciation... (Show More)
The action of depreciating.
a. Lowering of value; fall in the exchangeable value (of money).
b. A fall in the market value of an (esp. durable) asset, brought about by age, wear and tear, etc.; a conventional allowance made for this in balance sheets, etc. Also attributive.
2. Lowering in estimation; disparagement."
|Many Thanks for the suggestions. Can this also be the same as "bone weakening"?||#906978|
dict.cc: bone weakening
Or is this different from "osteoporosis"? Thanks again.
Doctors are encouraged to use everyday words with patients in the UK. The NHS's page on osteoporosis says "Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.". I don't like "depreciation", it doesn't seem right or clear.
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Are bone loss and bone weakening same? Can "osteoporosis" be suited to both terms?
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ich weiss nicht
You were probably thinking of "bone depletion".
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