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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Osteopenia

Osteopenia (OS-tee-oh-PEE-nee-uh)
A condition in which there is a lower-than-normal bone mass or bone mineral density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain amount of bone). Osteopenia is a less severe form of bone loss than osteoporosis.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.