osteogenesis imperfecta


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osteogenesis im·per·fec·ta

 (ĭm′pər-fĕk′tə)
n.
A genetic disease marked by abnormal fragility and plasticity of bone, with recurring fractures resulting from minimal trauma.

[New Latin : osteogenesis + Latin imperfecta, feminine of imperfectus, incomplete.]

osteogenesis imperfecta

(ˌɪmpəˈfɛktə)
n
(Pathology) a hereditary disease caused by a collagen abnormality, causing fragility of the skeleton which results in fractures and deformities. Also called: brittle bone syndrome
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Noun1.osteogenesis imperfecta - autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
Translations

osteogenesis imperfecta

n osteogénesis imperfecta
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Assessment of displastic dentin in osteogenesis imperfecta and dentinogenesis imperfecta.
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But Whiley, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that has weakened the bones in her legs, is determined to let nothing get in her way.
Travers was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as brittle bone disease--a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little trauma.
Le practicaron estudios de densitometria osea y le diagnosticaron osteogenesis imperfecta, un mal conocido como de "los angelitos de cristal" por la gran fragilidad osea de los afectados, propensos a sufrir fracturas ante el menor golpe o torcedura.
The radiologic technologist expected to see some bony deformity because the baby had severe osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder in which the bones break easily, without apparent cause.
JHS is thought to be related to Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta. In addition, JHS mimics fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and it can be difficult to distinguish JHS from these other conditions, he said.
Osteoporosis and other bone diseases, such as Paget's disease and osteogenesis imperfecta can lead to a downward spiral in physical health and quality of life, including losing the ability to walk, stand up, or dress, and can lead to premature death.
One patient who had 3-D ultrasound of her fetus with fatal osteogenesis imperfecta told Dr.
Fast Facts on Osteogenesis Imperfecta. National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.
Shortly after his birth, the Graise family moved north to Detroit, where the doctors at Children's Hospital of Michigan diagnosed him with osteogenesis imperfecta.