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[New Latin rachītis, inflammation of the spine (adopted because of its similarity in sound to rickets), from Late Greek rhakhītis : Greek rhakhis, spine + Greek -ītis, -itis.]

ra·chit′ic (-kĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol another name for rickets
[C18: New Latin, from Greek rhakitis; see rachis]
rachitic adj
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(ˈrɪk ɪts)

(used with a sing. v.) a childhood disease in which the bones soften from an inadequate intake of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight.
[1635–45; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rachitis - inflammation of the vertebral column
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
2.rachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorusrachitis - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
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n (Med) → Rachitis f
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, rhachitis, rachitis
n. raquitismo, enfermedad por deficiencia que afecta el desarrollo óseo en los adolescentes, causada por falta de calcio, fósforo y vitamina D.
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In addition, arthritic changes develop to a large extent into rheumatoid arthritis, femur head aseptic necrosis, non treated gout cases, with frequent hemarthrosis with hemophilia, certain internal diseases (Addison, Paget, Gaucher, rachitis and other) etc.
According to the endocrine diagnosis, it is noticed that 7.2 % of investigated children have stature and ponder hypotrophy, and 2.4 %, pituitary dwarfism and rachitis. From the cases studied, one finds that most frequent is a diagnosis of a moderate degree of the handicap (39.2 %), but one also has to notice the presence of a severe handicap, that needs accompaniment in 36.1 % of pupils with deficiencies that were investigated.
When the problems experienced by the subjects after discharge were examined, it was found that one subject (0.9%) had rachitis, one (0.9%) had meningitis, 26 (22%) had bronchiolitis/pneumonia.