Bone mass density (BMD)

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Medical Definition of Bone mass density (BMD)

Bone mass density (BMD): A measure of bone density. Loss of bone mass is due to osteopenia or, if more severe, to osteoporosis.


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Reviewed on 1/24/2017

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