= osteoclasia; n.
dissolution of bone through disease, commonly by infection or by loss of the blood supply (ischaemia) to the bone. In acro-osteolysis the terminal bones of the fingers or toes are affected: a common feature of some disorders involving blood vessels (including Raynaud's disease), scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

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  • Osteolysis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 M89.5 DiseasesDB 1517 …   Wikipedia

  • Osteolysis — Os te*ol y*sis, n. [NL. osteo + Gr. ly sis a loosing.] Softening and absorption of bone. {Os te*o*lyt ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osteolysis — (gr.), der feuchte Knochenbrand …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • osteolysis — Softening, absorption, and destruction of bony tissue, a function of the osteoclasts. [osteo + G. lysis, dissolution] * * * os·te·ol·y·sis .äs tē äl ə səs n, pl y·ses .sēz dissolution of bone esp. when associated with resorption * * * n.… …   Medical dictionary

  • osteolysis — os·te·ol·y·sis (ŏs tē ŏlʹĭ sĭs) n. Dissolution or degeneration of bone tissue through disease.   os te·o·lytʹic ( ə lĭtʹĭk) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • osteolysis — noun The resorption or dissolution of bone tissue …   Wiktionary

  • osteolysis — os·te·ol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • osteolysis — noun lysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply • Hypernyms: ↑lysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nodulosis–arthropathy–osteolysis syndrome — is a cutaneous condition that shares features with juvenile hyaline fibromatosis.[1] See also Winchester syndrome List of cutaneous conditions References ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2 Volume Set …   Wikipedia

  • acro-osteolysis — ac·ro os·te·ol·y·sis (ak″ro os″te olґĭ sis) osteolysis involving the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes …   Medical dictionary