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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pir'i-din'e-um

Definition: A breakdown product of bone collagen, excreted in urine, and assayed as a measure of osteoclast activity; increased in disease states such as Paget disease, primary hyperparathyroidism, and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

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