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Age changes in the bone density and structure of the lumbar vertebral column.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6833115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Old age is associated with a decline in bone density in lumbar vertebral bodies in both sexes, although the rate and amount of the decline is greatest in females. The bone translucency index method, described in this study, is a sensitive method of estimating bone density. The primary reason for this decline is the significant decrease in the number of transverse trabeculae of lumbar vertebrae in old age. It is postulated that the increase in vertebral end plate concavity and the increased horizontal dimensions of lumbar vertebral bodies in old age follows as a direct consequence of the selective loss of the transverse trabeculae.
L Twomey; J Taylor; B Furniss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anatomy     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0021-8782     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anat.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137162     Medline TA:  J Anat     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Lumbar Vertebrae / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis / pathology
Sex Factors

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