Bone formation rate. Definition

Medical Definition: bone formation rate

Is studied in the bone biopsy of patients on dialysis, bone disease of unknown origin. Is performed by labeling with tetracycline (two oral shots at an interval of 12 days pre-biopsy). Since tetracycline fluoresces, observation with fluorescence microscopy shows the deposition of tetracycline and allow a determination of the amount of bone formed in the range of 12 days between the two doses of tetracycline.

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