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bone mineral density (CMO:0001226)
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bone mineral density  
Measurement of the mineral mass per unit area of bone, the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates and composed chiefly of calcium salts.
volumetric bone mineral density +   

Exact Synonyms: areal bone mineral density
Related Synonyms: BMD ;   areal BMD ;   bone density
Definition Sources: Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, McGraw-Hill:McGraw-Hill_Concise_Dictionary_of_Modern_Medicine

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