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Bone up on your terminology

Heather Fournier, RN

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Across
1.This promotes the intestinal absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.
5.A cell within regions of adult bone involved in the maintenance of bone.
8.A Rank Ligand inhibitor (generic name)
9.A break in bone or cartilage.
10.A condition in which there is a decrease in bone density but not necessarily an increase in the risk or incidence of fracture.
13.A hormone produced by the thyroid gland that lowers the levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood and promotes the formation of bone.
14.A type of cell that breaks down bone.
15.Bone that has an inner spongy structure that resembles a honeycomb.
16.A class of drugs used to strengthen bone.
Down
1.Any one of the 33 bony segments of the spinal column.
2.A mineral found mainly in the hard part of bones, where it is stored.
3.A type of cell that forms bone.
4.The process of losing substance
6.Outward curvature of the spine, causing a humped back.
7.The outer layer of bone.
11.Thinning of the bones, with reduction in bone mass, due to depletion of calcium and bone protein to the point of sustaining a fragility fracture
12.the amount of bone tissue in a certain volume of bone

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