Definition of Achondroplasia

1. Noun. An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.




Definition of Achondroplasia

1. Noun. (teratology) A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism. ¹

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Definition of Achondroplasia

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Medical Definition of Achondroplasia

1. A birth deformity characterised by imperfect bone formation. It results in dwarfs with normal-sized heads but short arms and legs. Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Achondroplasia

achlorophyllous
acholeplasma
acholeplasma laidlawii
acholeplasmataceae
acholia
acholias
acholic
acholous
acholuria
acholuric
acholuric jaundice
achondrite
achondrites
achondritic
achondrogenesis
achondroplasia (current term)
achondroplasias
achondroplastic
achondroplastic dwarfism
achondroplasty
achoo
achoo syndrome
achor
achordal
achordate
achoresis
achrestic
achrestic anaemia
achroacyte
achroacytosis

Literary usage of Achondroplasia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Woodwork. Manual of medicine. Oxford, 1912. 6. achondroplasia (Fetal ... achondroplasia. Bull. Soc. Anat, de Paris, 1895, In, 772-775. Jansen (M.). ..."

2. The Diseases of children by James Frederic Goodhart (1899)
"achondroplasia is characterised chiefly by the curious shortness of the limbs. ... achondroplasia is perhaps most likely to be mistaken for cretinism, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"If the hemorrhage is not sufficient to cause maternal death, but is considerable, the foetus commonly dies in about an hour. A CASE OF F<ETAL achondroplasia ..."

4. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"achondroplasia.—This consists chiefly in a defective fetal develops ment of the bones of the extremities (micromelia), with comparatively normal development ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"... any complications, and in a case reported by 1". Sachs the condition was associated with general muscular atrophy and p^J;. - uria. VI. achondroplasia ..."

6. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1909)
"achondroplasia. A case of achondroplasia in an adult is described by E. Levi, ... achondroplasia has been regarded by some as the opposite to giantism, ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"achondroplasia is of great antiquity. Par- net draws attention to the fact that at the British Museum there are a number of glazed earthenware images which ..."

8. Diseases of the nervous system by Alfred Gordon (1908)
"achondroplasia It is a congenital malformation characterized by a smallness of stature ... The following three peculiarities characterize achondroplasia: ..."

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