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Q: The condition in which bone density is lost and bones become brittle is called?
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What is the treatment for osteoperosous?

The treatment for osteoporosis is usually prescribed medications called bisphosphonates, such as alendronate and Ibandronate. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become brittle and very weak, leading to bone fractures.


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What changes in the bone structure to cause them to go brittle?

What is referred to as 'brittle bones' is called osteoporosis. The change in the structure of bone that causes them to become brittle is a loss of bone density from a depletion of calcium. Think of Swiss cheese: it has holes in it. That is what osteoporosis looks like inside the bone. Instead of it being dense and filled with calcium, it has lots of holes in it, and so becomes weaker and more likely to break, or fracture.


What is brittled rock called?

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What is the crust and brittle upper mantle called?

Earth's crust and brittle upper mantle is called the lithosphere.


The lossof bone dencity that may occur in the later years of life is called?

The early signs of loss of bone density is called osteopenia. The later condition in which loss of bone density is significant is called osteoporosis.


What is the condition called where the lungs membranes become inflamed?

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Why does metal become more brittle after being heated then cooled?

Not all metals do, and it depends on the rate at which the metal is cooled. Basically, in some metals the crystal pattern in the metal changes when heated- and if rapidly cooled, that pattern is sort of "locked in" to the metal. If that locked in pattern is harder or more brittle than the earlier state, the metal has become more brittle. However, heating and then SLOW cooling can make some metals less brittle- it is called annealing.


What is it called when something crumbles or breaks easily?

It is called brittle.


Why do plastics such as PVC become brittle with age?

PVC is kind of brittle to start with, though it becomes more brittle with age if exposed to sunlight, because UV rays break some of the bonds in the molecules. "Vinyl" (flexible PVC) is flexible because it has additional compounds called "plasticizers" added to it. Over time, these can leach out, again leading to a more rigid and brittle material.


What is the condition called if the blood vessels of the anal columns become enlarged?

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What is the name of the condition in which musles become rigid after death?

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