An Exploratory Study of Depot-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents and Young Adult Women with Cerebral Palsy.

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Summary of "An Exploratory Study of Depot-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents and Young Adult Women with Cerebral Palsy."

To explore whether use of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in adolescent and young adult females with cerebral palsy is associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD).


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Name: Contraception
ISSN: 1879-0518


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The amount of mineral per square centimeter of BONE. This is the definition used in clinical practice. Actual bone density would be expressed in grams per milliliter. It is most frequently measured by X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY or TOMOGRAPHY, X RAY COMPUTED. Bone density is an important predictor for OSTEOPOROSIS.

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