Search
Descriptor in English: Bone Density
Descriptor in Spanish: Densidad Ósea
Descriptor in Portuguese: Densidade Óssea
Descriptor in French: Densité osseuse
Entry term(s): Bone Densities
Bone Mineral Content
Bone Mineral Contents
Bone Mineral Densities
Bone Mineral Density
Density, Bone
Density, Bone Mineral
Tree number(s): G11.427.100
Scope note: The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 90
See also the descriptors: Absorptiometry, Photon MeSH
DeCS UI: 24543
Descriptor UI: D015519
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/10/04
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Bone Density - Preferred
Concept UI M0023878
Scope note The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.
Preferred term Bone Density
Entry term(s) Bone Densities
Bone Mineral Densities
Bone Mineral Density
Density, Bone
Density, Bone Mineral
Bone Mineral Content - Narrower
Concept UI M0023879
Preferred term Bone Mineral Content
Entry term(s) Bone Mineral Contents



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey