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bisphosphonates
medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions
fluoride
an important mineral for bone health; it stimulates new bone formation and inhibits the formation and progression of cavities
FRAX assessment
a standardized assessment used to estimate a person’s risk for a bone fracture within 10 years
menopause
a shift in hormones in a middle adult woman’s life that results in physiologic changes, including cessation of the menstrual cycle
osteopenia
low bone density
pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPS)
a skin condition of unknown origin that occurs most commonly during the third trimester of pregnancy and is characterized by itchy, red, raised bumps and hives that most commonly appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms
sarcopenia
loss of skeletal muscle mass
standardized nutritional risk assessment tool
a research-based tool used to assess clients’ nutritional status
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