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Glossary for Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy

  • Bone changes: Changes to the bones as a symptom
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Finger symptoms: Symptoms affecting any fingers
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hyperphosphataemia: An increased level of phosphate in the circulation above that which is considered normal
  • Hypocalcaemia: Decreased concentration of calcium in the blood.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low levels of calcium in the blood
  • Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone production.
  • Infertility: The inability to produce offspring
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Osteoporosis: Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism: An inherited disorder where the body is unable to respond to the parathyroid hormone even though there are normal levels of it. Impaired bone growth is the main feature of this disorder.
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.

 

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