Osteoporosis vs. Osteomalacia


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Which of the following involves brittle bones?

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1. Which disorder causes softer than normal bones?

2. Osteomalacia is best characterized by _____:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are distinct differences between osteoporosis and osteomalacia. To see what you know about these differences, along with what osteoporosis stems from, use the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your understanding of:

  • The meaning of osteo-
  • A condition that involves brittle bones
  • What osteomalacia is characterized by
  • A disorder that causes softer than normal bones
  • Where osteoporosis stems from

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as osteoporosis and osteomalacia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of the prefix osteo-
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why osteoporosis occurs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Quickly review more about these medical conditions by looking at the lesson titled Osteoporosis vs. Osteomalacia. Some other topics you can review include:

  • The process of osteomalacia
  • Symptoms of osteoporosis
  • What type of patient osteoporosis is typically found in