A bone and joint condition where bones become extremely brittle. Symptoms include, stooped posture, decrease in height and broken bones.
More Common Terms
- Depression Depression is a biological illness which may include sadness without any apparent cause, lack of interest, change in appetite and fatigue. Because depression is an illness, a person can't just "snap out of it."
- Stroke A sudden loss of consciousness followed by paralysis which is caused by hemorrhage into the brain, formulation of a blood clot or mass of undissolved matter in the blood.
- Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.