neurofibromatosis


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Related to neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis Type 2, Neurofibromatosis Type 1

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis

 (no͝or′ō-fī′brō-mə-tō′sĭs, nyo͝or′-)
n. Abbr. NF
Any of several genetic diseases characterized by the development of benign tumors of the nerves and, in the most common form, associated with abnormal skin pigmentation and bone deformities.

neurofibromatosis

(ˌnjʊərəʊˌfaɪbrəməˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots

neu•ro•fi•bro•ma•to•sis

(ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˌbroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
a genetic disorder characterized by brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurofibromatosis - autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
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neurofibromatosis

n neurofibromatosis f
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The Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trial Consortium conducted a phase two trial to evaluate mirdametinib in 19 adolescent and adult patients with inoperable and symptomatic or growing plexiform neurofibromas.
Biopharmaceutical company SpringWorks Therapeutics Inc reported on Tuesday the receipt of European Commission orphan drug designation for mirdametinib (formerly PD-0325901) for the treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).
"There must have been people dressed as every Superhero you can think of - and I think some costumes were specially put together for the day!" Sam, who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis as a baby, moved to Killin from Edinburgh in 2005 and has two sisters, 17-year-old Erin and Isla (9).
"Last year's Chicago concert exceeded everyone's expectations," said Jeff Leibow, director of Development for NF Hope Concerts and board of directors member, Neurofibromatosis Network.
"It is also a journey of my own understanding and research I have put together to promote my chances of a career in medicine." |"Type 1 Neurofibromatosis: A Definitive Guide" is available on Amazon priced PS10, Kindle version PS2.30.
[USA], Dec 11 ( ANI ): According to a recent study, a slow-growing brain tumor in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which helps to boost the immune system in fighting cancer.
Rectal carcinoma and multiple gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) of the small intestine in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: A case report.
(1.) Kolesntk AM, Jones EJH, Garg S, Green J, Charman T, Johnson MH, EDEN-BASIS Team+ Early development of infants with neurofibromatosis type 1 a case series Mol Autism 2017, 8 62.
The myelin covering the optic nerve is derived from oligodendrocytes hence conditions like peripheral neuropathy do not affect the optic nerve.1 Schwannomas have been described to have an association with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF 1), which is a genetic condition due to mutation of a gene on chromosome 17.
Tuesday was Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Awareness Day.
After examining the patient, experts decided that at least six to seven surgeries would need to be performed on Essa Palari as patient is suffering from rare nerve tumour, plexiform neurofibromatosis.