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Glossary for Morquio syndrome type A

  • Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Dwarfism: Short stature. There are several types of dwarfism: acromelic (short hand and foot bones), mesomelic (short forearm and lower leg bones) and rhizomelic (short upper arm and leg bones).
  • Dysostosis: Defective bone development. It can result in missing bones, extra bone, shortened bones or other bone abnormalities. Further symptoms depend on the type of abnormality.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Joint hypermobility: Increased movement of the joints with a predisposition to being dislocated.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Neck symptoms: Symptoms affecting the neck
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Short trunk: Short trunk refers to a chest, abdomen, pelvis that are unusually short.


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