"Softening" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "softening"

  • Softening
    • bone - See: Osteomalacia;
    • brain (necrotic) (progressive) - G93.89 Other specified disorders of brain
      • congenital - Q04.8 Other specified congenital malformations of brain
      • embolic - I63.4 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of cerebral arteries
      • hemorrhagic - See: Hemorrhage, intracranial, intracerebral;
      • occlusive - I63.5 Cerebral infarction due to unspecified occlusion or stenosis of cerebral arteries
      • thrombotic - I63.3 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of cerebral arteries
    • cartilage - M94.2 Chondromalacia
      • patella - M22.4 Chondromalacia patellae
    • cerebellar - See: Softening, brain;
    • cerebral - See: Softening, brain;
    • cerebrospinal - See: Softening, brain;
    • myocardial, heart - See: Degeneration, myocardial;
    • spinal cord - G95.89 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
    • stomach - K31.89 Other diseases of stomach and duodenum

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principal cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.

Cartilage: A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.

Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.

Stomach: An organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of the DUODENUM.