Osteoporotic bone

Osteoporotic bone

M230/0283 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Osteoporotic bone. Gross clinical specimen of a sectioned backbone affected by osteoporosis (brittle bone disease). The disease has caused thinning of the spongy bone mass (brown) within the bony segments (vertebrae) of the backbone. This makes the bone more porous, increasing its brittleness and the chance of fracture. Osteoporosis commonly affects post-menopausal women, who experience a decrease in levels of the hormone oestrogen. It may also develop after injury or infection. Oestrogen replacement and drugs that slow the rate of bone loss are used to treat the disease.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: age, aging, backbone, bones, brittle bone disease, cancellous, condition, disease, disorder, fragile, geriatric, geriatrics, gross clinical specimen, healthcare, illness, light micrograph, loss, medical, medicine, osteoporosis, osteoporotic, pathological, pathology, section, sectioned, spine, spongy, thinning, trabeculae, vertebra, vertebrae

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.