Definition of Dwarfism

1. Noun. A genetic abnormality resulting in short stature.


Definition of Dwarfism

1. Noun. The condition of being a dwarf. ¹

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Definition of Dwarfism

1. a condition of stunted growth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dwarfism

1. A condition which results from the insufficient production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Dwarfism is characterised by abnormally short stature with normal body proportions occurring in childhood. Symptoms include slowed growth, short stature, delayed sexual development in the adolescent, headaches, excessive urination and excessive thirst. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Dwarfism

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1. The Ductless Glandular Diseases by Wilhelm Falta (1916)
"TRUE dwarfism True dwarfism as a proportioned nanism may be rather well delimited ... In spite of the fact that we are considering true dwarfism in this ..."

2. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1918)
"A. Skeletal dwarfism is occasioned by :— (1) Nickels: C>) ... Rickety dwarfism (Fig. 85) is usually moderate in degree.'and is due partly to actual ..."

3. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"dwarfism; Nanism.—A dwarf is a person of very small stature. ... Infantilism is frequently confounded with dwarfism, but it is the direct opposite of the ..."

4. Intestinal auto-intoxication by Adolphe Combe (1908)
"... dwarfism. In some cases the children remain so small that they may be truly called dwarfs. We mean here a general diminution in the size and volume of ..."

5. Degeneracy; Its Causes, Signs and Results by Eugene Solomon Talbot (1898)
"In many instances the opposite condition, dwarfism, occurs during infancy from ... dwarfism is very apt to be attended by preservation of the intellectual ..."

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