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Osteomalacia

Definition: An interruption of the mineralization of organic bone matrix leading to bone softening, bone pain, and weakness. It is the adult form of rickets.

Pronunciation: os″te-o-mah-la´shah

Body System: Skeletal

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: osteomalacia

CodeDescription
M83.0 Puerperal osteomalacia
M83.1 Senile osteomalacia
M83.2 Adult osteomalacia due to malabsorption
M83.3 Adult osteomalacia due to malnutrition
M83.5 Other drug-induced osteomalacia in adults
M83.8 Other adult osteomalacia
M83.9 Adult osteomalacia, unspecified
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