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what is 'bone density scan'?

Definition for Bone Density Scan

DEXA scan Scan measuring the density of bone in a person
Bone Density Scan is also known as: Bone density, Bone mineral density, DEXA scan, DXA scan, Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), Dual-energy radiograph absorptiometry (DXA), Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), bone densitometry, bone density scan, bone density test, dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA)

Bone Density Scan is a medical procedure used for such diagnoses as: osteoporosis, osteomalacia and gonadotropin deficiency.

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osteoporosis
decrease in bone mineral density resulting in weak bones prone to fractures
osteomalacia
soft bones caused by deficiency of vitamin D
gonadotropin deficiency
deficiency of pituitary sex hormones
hyperparathyroidism
increased production of parathyroid hormone
hypocalcemia
low blood calcium
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alendronate(fosamax )
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