What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Which of the following statements best describes osteoporosis?

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1. How is a diagnosis of osteoporosis reached?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the risk factors associated with osteoporosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet as a study aid for the corresponding lesson about Osteoporosis. In this quiz, you'll be tested on what osteoporosis does to the body and how it can be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests your ability to:

  • Define osteoporosis and osteopetrosis
  • Understand why osteoporosis may occur at the cellular level
  • Recall how bisphosophonates work
  • Remember why post-menopausal women are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information found in the lesson on characteristics and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define osteoporosis
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have learned about osteoporosis and how to treat it

Additional Learning

Use the associate lesson, What is Osteoporosis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment to learn more about this condition. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List factors that can increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis
  • Define hydroxyapatite
  • Explain the test that helps to diagnose osteoporosis
  • Provide examples of treatments and ways to help manage it