Definition of Osteogenesis imperfecta

1. Noun. Autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily.




Definition of Osteogenesis imperfecta

1. Noun. (pathology) a hereditary disease characterized by brittle bones that easily fracture ¹

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Medical Definition of Osteogenesis imperfecta

1. A group of genetic diseases of the bones. Divided into four types all result in brittle and frail bones. Multiple broken bones are common. Other features include deafness, white of the eyes appear bluish, kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, tooth abnormalities, chest deformities and short stature. There is no specific treatment. Genetic counseling is important for families with the disease. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

osteodifferentiation
osteodynia
osteodysplasty
osteodystrophia
osteodystrophies
osteodystrophy
osteoectasia
osteoectomy
osteoepiphysis
osteofibroma
osteofibrosis
osteoformation
osteogen
osteogeneses
osteogenesis
osteogenesis imperfecta (current term)
osteogenetic
osteogenetic fibres
osteogenetic layer
osteogenic
osteogenic cell
osteogenic sarcoma
osteogenic tissue
osteogenin
osteogenous
osteogens
osteogeny
osteographer
osteographies
osteography

Literary usage of Osteogenesis imperfecta

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"There may be osteophytic growths from the outer or inner tables, which in the latter situation may give the symptoms of tumor. IV. osteogenesis imperfecta ..."

2. Diseases of the Bones and Joints: Clinical Studies by Joel Ernest Goldthwait (1909)
"This statement however does not seem to be true of the disease called by Vrolik " osteogenesis imperfecta," especially in light of the very careful work on ..."

3. 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)
"He also described a hyper- phosphaturia in association with osteogenesis imperfecta, though there was, as normally, more phosphate in the urine than in the ..."

4. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1900)
"On osteogenesis imperfecta. — Hildebrand (Muenchener Medicinische ... The few cases of osteogenesis imperfecta (most of the children affected by it died ..."

5. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"... presented absolutely no deformities, but were brought for treatment for the slight disturbances of infancy and childhood. osteogenesis imperfecta. ..."

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