The Bioarchaeology of Metabolic Bone Disease / Edition 1

The Bioarchaeology of Metabolic Bone Disease / Edition 1

by Megan Brickley, Rachel Ives
     
 

The Bioarchaeology of Metabolic Bone Disease provides a comprehensive and invaluable source of information on this important group of diseases. It is an essential guide for those engaged in either basic recording or in-depth research on human remains from archaeological sites. The range of potential tools for investigating metabolic diseases of bone are farSee more details below

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The Bioarchaeology of Metabolic Bone Disease provides a comprehensive and invaluable source of information on this important group of diseases. It is an essential guide for those engaged in either basic recording or in-depth research on human remains from archaeological sites. The range of potential tools for investigating metabolic diseases of bone are far greater than for many other conditions, and building on clinical investigations, this book will consider gross, surface features visible using microscopic examination, histological and radiological features of bone, that can be used to help investigate metabolic bone diseases.

*Clear photographs and line drawings illustrate gross, histological and radiological features associated with each of the conditions
*Covers a range of issues pertinent to the study of metabolic bone disease in archaeological skeletal material, including the problems that frequent co-existence of these conditions in individuals living in the past raises, the preservation of human bone and the impact this has on the ability to suggest a diagnosis of a condition
*Includes a range of conditions that can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis, including previous investigations of these conditions in archaeological bone

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123704863
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 The Study of Metabolic Bone Disease in Bioarchaeology 7

Ch. 3 Background to Bone Biology and Mineral Metabolism 21

Ch. 4 Vitamin C Deficiency Scurvy 41

Ch. 5 Vitamin D Deficiency 75

Ch. 6 Age-Related Bone Loss and Osteoporosis 151

Ch. 7 Secondary Osteopenia and Osteoporosis 185

Ch. 8 Paget's Disease of Bone 217

Ch. 9 Miscellaneous Conditions 241

Ch. 10 Overview and Directions for Future Research 261

Bibliography 267

Index 321

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