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the kneelsit GLOSSARY Pg.10

medical and general terms relating to posture, sitting, musculoskeletal and back problems ABBREVIATIONS:- Gr.= Greek; L.= Latin; Fr.= French; Ger = German; NA = Nomina Anatomica


occupational to osteocyte     osteodentin to ostitis

osteodentin. Dentin that forms very rapidly or in response to severe trauma so that cells and blood vessels are incorporated, resembling bone.

osteodermia (os"te-o-der'me-a) [" + derma, skin]. The formation of bony deposits in the skin.

osteodesmosis (os"te-o-des-mo'sis) [" + desmos, tendon, + osis, condition]. Transformation of tendon into bone.

osteodiastasis (os"te-o-di-as'ta-sis) [" + diastasis, separation]. Separation of two adjacent bones.

osteodynia (os"te-o-din'e-a) [" + odyne, pain]. Persistent pain in a bone. SYN: ostealgia.

osteodystrophia (os"te-o-dis-tro'fe-a) (" + dys, ill, + trophe, nourishment]. Defective bone development. SYN: osteodystrophy.

osteodystrophy (os"te-o-dis'tro-fe). Defective bone development.
o., renal. Generalized pathological changes in bone with resemblance to osteitis fibrosa cystica, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis. These changes are associated with renal failure. The serum phosphorus is elevated, calcium is low or normal, and there is increased parathyroid gland activity.

osteoectomy (os"te-o-ek'to-me) [" + ektome, excision]. Ostectomy,

osteoepiphysis (os"te-o-e-pif'is-is) [" + epi, upon, + physis, growth]. A small piece of bone that is separated in childhood from the larger bone by cartilage; during later growth, the two bones join.

osteofibroma (os"te-o-fi-bro'ma) [" + L. fibra, fiber, + Gr. oma, tumor]. Tumor of bony and fibrous tissues. SYN: fibro-osteoma.

osteogen (os'te-o-jen) [" + gennan, to produce]. Substance of the inner periosteal layer from which bone is formed.

osteogenesis, osteogeny (os"te-o-jen'esis, -oj'e-ne). Formation and development of bone taking place in connective tissue or in cartilage. SYN: ossification.
o. imperfecta. An inherited disorder of connective tissue characterized by defective bone matrix with calcification occurring normally on whatever matrix is present. Clinical findings are multiple fractures with minimal trauma, blue sclerae, early deafness, opalescent teeth, tendency to capillary bleeding, translucent skin, and joint instability. Although the disease is heterogeneous, two different classifications of osteogenesis imperfecta are still used for clinical distinction: osteogenesis imperfecta congenita with early fractures occurring even in utero; and osteogenesis imperfecta tarda with delayed onset of fracturing and much milder manifestations. Healing of bone fractures progresses normally. Later in life, the tendency to fracture decreases and often disappears.-The vast majority of cases are inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, although a small percentage of congenital cases are transmitted as an autosomal recessive. There is no known cure for osteogenesis imperfecta; therefore, treatment is supportive and palliative.

osteogenic. Pert. to osteogenesis.

osteography (os"te-og'raf-e) [Gr. osteon, bone, + graphein, to write]. Descriptive treatise on the bones.

osteohalisteresis (os"te-o-hal-is"ter-e'sis) [" + hals, salt, + sterein, to deprive]. Softening of the bones, caused by deficiency of mineral constituents of the bone.

(os'te-oyd) [" + eidos, form, shape]. 1. Resembling bone; ossiform. 2. The noncalcified matrix of bone. Also called prebone.

osteolipochondroma (os"te-o-li-po"kondro'ma) [" + lipos, fat, + chondros, cartilage, + oma, tumor]. A chondroma containing fatty and bony tissue.

osteologist (os"te-ol'o-jist) [" + logos, word, reason]. A specialist in the study of bone.

osteology (os-te-o1o'-je) [" + logos, word, reason]. The science of structure and function of bones.

osteolysis (os"te-ol'i-sis) [" + lysis, dissolution]. A softening and destruction of bone without osteoclastic activity; it occurs within compact bone and results from a breakdown of the organic matrix and subsequent leaching out of the inorganic fraction, probably caused by localized metabolic disturbances, vascular changes, or release of hydrolytic enzymes by osteocytes.

osteolytic (os"te-o-lit'ik). Causing osteolysis.

osteoma (os-te-o'ma) [" + oma, tumor]. (pl. osteomata, osteomas) A benign bony tumor; a bonelike structure that develops on a bone or, occasionally, at other sites. SYN: exostosis; osteoncus.
o., cancellous. A soft and spongy tumor. Its thin and delicate trabeculae enclose large medullary spaces similar to cancellous bone.
o., cavalryman's. Bony outgrowth of femur at the insertion of the adductor femoris longus.
o. cutis. Benign formation of bone nodules in the skin.
o. medullare. Osteoma containing medullary spaces.
o., osteoid. A rare benign tumor of bone composed of sheets of osteoid tissue partially calcified and ossified. Occurs esp. in extremities of young.
o. spongiosum. Spongy tumor in the bone. SYN: osteospongioma.

osteomalacia (os"te-o-mal-a'she-a) [Gr. osteon, bone, + malakia, softening]. A disease marked by increasing softness of the bones, so that they become flexible and brittle, thus causing deformities. Osteomalacia is the adult form of rickets, SYM: Rheumatic pains in the limbs, spine, thorax, and esp. the pelvis; anemia and signs of deficiency disease; progressive weakness. ETIOL: Deficiency or loss of calcium salts due to vitamin D deficiency. TREAT: If the diet contains an adequate amount of calcium and phosphorus, a daily dose of 1600 IU of vitamin D for about a month will cause great improvement. The dose can then be gradually decreased to the normal daily requirement for vitamin D.

osteomalacic (os"te-o-mal-a'sik) [" + malakia, softening]. Concerning or characterized by softening of the bone.

osteomatoid (os-te-o'ma-toyd) [" + oma, tumor, + eidos, form, shape]. Resembling a bonelike tumor.

osteomatosis (os"te-o"ma-to'sis) [" + " + osis, condition]. Formation of multiple osteomas.

osteomere (os'te-o-mer) [" + meros, part]. One in a series of similar bony segments, as the vertebrae.

osteometry (os-te-om'et-re) [" + metron, measure]. The study of the measurement of parts of the skeletal system.

osteomyelitis (os"te-o-mi"el-i'tis) [" + myelos, marrow, + itis, inflammation]. Inflammation of bone, esp. the marrow, caused by a pathogenic organism. SYM: Pain in the affected part, fever, sweats, leukocytosis, overlying muscles usually rigid, skin inflamed, pain on pressure over affected part. Suppuration may occur. TREAT: Prompt and adequate doses of antibiotics; sedation for pain and anxiety; aspiration of abscess; immobilization of affected extremity; surgery if abscess persists. osteomyelodysplasia (os-te-o-mi-e-lo-displas-ae-a) [ + + dys, bad, + plossein, to form]. Condition in which the marrow space of the bones is increased, the bony tissue becomes thin, and there are leukopenia and fever.

osteon (os'te-on) [Gr., bone]. The microscopic bone unit of compact bone, consisting of the haversian canals and the surrounding lamellae.

osteoncus (os-te-ong'kus) [" + onkos bulk, mass]. A bone tumor. SYN: exostosa

osteonecrosis (os"te-o-ne-kro'sis) [" - nekrosis, state of death]. Generalized death of bone tissue rather than isolated areas of necrosis. osteonectin. A glycoprotein present in the noncollagenous portion of the matrix of bone.

osteoneuralgia (os"te-o-nu-ral'je-a) [" - neuron, nerve, + algos, pain]. Pain of the bone.

osteopath (os'te-o-path) [" + pathos, disease]. A practitioner of osteopathy.

osteopathic (os"te-o-path'ik). Concerning osteopathy.

osteopathology (os"te-o-path-o1'o-je) [ + pathos, disease, + logos, word, reason]. 1. Any bone disease. SYN: osteopathy (def. 1.) 2. Study of bone diseases.

osteopathy (os-te-op'a-the) ["+ pathos disease, suffering]. 1. Any bone disease. 2. A system of medicine based upon the theory. that the normal body is a vital mechanic a. organism in which structural and functions. states are of equal importance and that the body is able to rectify itself against toxic conditions when it has favorable environmental circumstances and satisfactory nourishment. Therefore, it is the osteopathic physician's responsibility to remove any internal or external abnormalities of the system. Although using manipulation for the most part to restore structural and functional balance, osteopaths also rely upon physical, medicinal, and surgical methods. Osteopathy, which was founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), is recognized as a standard method or system of medical and surgical care.

osteopecilia (os"te-o-pe-sil'e-a) [" + poikilia, spottedness]. Osteosclerosis fragilis generalisata.

osteopedion (os"te-o-pe'de-on) [" + paidion, child]. A calcified or hardened fetus. SYN: lithopedion; ostembryon.

osteopenia (os"te-o-pe'ne-a) [" + penia. lack]. 1. Condition of diminished amount of bone tissue, without respect to cause. 2. Decreased bone density caused by failure of rate of osteoid tissue synthesis to keep up with the normal rate of bone lysis. SEE: osteoporosis.

osteoseptum (os"te-o-sep'tum) [" + L. septum, a partition]. The bony area of the nasal septum.

osteosis (os"te-o'sis) [" + osis, condition]. Presence of bone-containing nodules in the skin.
o. cutis. Diffuse thickening of skin and subcutaneous tissue.

osteospongioma (os"te-o-spon"je-o'ma) [" + spongos, sponge, + oma, tumor]. A spongy neoplasm of bone. SYN: osteoma spongiosum.

osteosteatoma (os"te-o-ste"a-to'ma) [" + stear, fat, + oma, tumor]. A benign fatty tumor with bony elements.

osteostixis (os"te-o-stik'sis) [" + stixis, a puncture]. Therapeutic diagnostic puncture of a bone.

osteosuture (os"te-o-su'chur) (" + L. sutura, a stitch]. Suture or wiring of bone fragments. SYN: osteorrhaphy.

osteosynovitis (os"te-o-sin"o-vi'tis) [" + syn, with, + oon, egg, + itis, inflammation]. Inflammation of a synovial membrane and the surrounding bones.

osteosynthesis (os"te-o-sin'the-sis) [" + synthesis, a joining]. Surgical fastening of the ends of a fractured bone by mechanical means. osteotabes (os"te-o-ta'bez) [ + L. tabes, wasting]. Atrophy of the bone in infants, beginning with wasting of the marrow and gradually including the rest of the bone.

osteotelangiectasia (os"te-o-tel-an"je-ekta'ze-a) [" + telos, end, + angeion, vessel, + ektasis, a stretching]. Sarcomatous tumor of the bone containing dilated blood vessels.

osteothrombosis (os"te-o-throm-bo'sis) [" + thrombosis, a clotting]. Clot formation in the veins of a bone.

osteotome (os'te-o-tom) [" + tome, incision]. A chisel bevelled on both sides for cutting through bones.

osteotomoclasis (os"te-o-to-mok'la-sis) [Gr. osteon, bone, + tomos, section, + klasis, breaking]. Correction of a pathologically curved bone by bending it after a wedge has been chiseled out of it by use of an osteotome. osteotomy (os-te-ot'o-me) [" + tome, incision]. The operation for cutting through a bone.
o., cuneiform. The excision of a wedge of bone.
o., linear. Lengthwise division of a bone.
o., Macewen"s. Supracondylar section of the femur for correction of knock-knee.
o., Subtrochanteric. Division of shaft of femur below lesser trochanter to correct ankylosis of hip joint.
o., transtrochanteric. Section of the femur through the lesser trochanter for deformity about the hip joint.

osteotribe (os'te-o-trib") [" + tribein, to rub]. A bone rasp

osteotrite (os'te-o-trit) [" + tribein, to grind or rub]. Instrument used to scrape away diseased bone.

osteotrophy (os-te-ot'ro-fe) [" + trophe, nutrition]. Bone nutrition.

osteotylus (os"te-oti-1us) [" + tylos, callus]. The callus around the ends of bones that have been fractured. osteotympanic (os"te-o-tim-pan'ik). Craniotympanic,

ostial (os'te-al) [L. ostium, a little opening]. Concerning an orifice.

ostitis (os-ti tis) [" + itis, inflammation]. Inflammation of a bone. SYN: osteitis.