Rickets is a group of conditions characterized by accumulation of nonmineralized bony matrix (osteoid) within the skeleton in children, while osteomalacia is an accumulation of nonmineralized bony matrix in the mature skeleton of adults (the bone quantity is normal, but the bone quality is abnormal).
KeywordsLamellar Bone Hypophosphatemic Rickets Haversian Canal Hydroxylation Step Mature Skeleton
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