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Monitoring a Patient with Osteoporosis Using the Collagen Type I N-Telopeptide (NTx)

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Collagen Type I N-telopeptide is released during bone resorption into the serum, and it is then excreted in the urine. The concentration of the peptide correlates with the rate of bone resorption.

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