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Softening of bone, particularly in the sense of bone weakened by demineralization and most notably by the depletion of calcium from bone.


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Enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part of the body due to the increased size of the constituent cells.

achilles tendon

Health care; Diseases

A tough sinew that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is one of the longest tendons in the body. It is also called the tendo Achilles or the tendo calcaneus, ...


Health care; Diseases

Pain due to inflammation of the Achilles tendon or the bursa associated with it.


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Movement of a limb toward the midline of the body.


Health care; Diseases

Aponeuroses are layers of flat broad tendons. They have a shiny, whitish-silvery color, and are histologically similar to tendons, but are very sparingly supplied with blood vessels and nerves.


Health care; Diseases

Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries. Arteriosklerosis can occur because of fatty deposits on the inner lining of arteries, calcification of the wall of arteries, or thickening of ...

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