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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 349-357

Osteoanabolics


Department of Endocrinology and Medicine, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Vishal Gupta
Department of Endocrinology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15 - Dr. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.95662

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Osteoporosis is characterized by reduced bone mass, impaired bone quality, and a propensity to fracture. An "osteoanabolic" should be referred to any therapy that helps increase bone mass. Bone mass represents 80% of bone mechanical strength. A low bone mass therefore provides the strongest association of future risk of fracture. This review aims to discuss all available and future therapies that attempt to increase bone mass be it organic or inorganic.


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