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Osteoporotic bone. Digitally enhanced 3D computed tomography (CT) scan of the structure of human skeletal bone affected by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) is most common in women after the menopause because they no longer produce the hormone oestrogen that helps keep bones healthy. For a similar illustration, showing normal bone, see image C034/5267.
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