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Introduction: Achondroplasia

Description of Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia (medical condition): A disorder characterized by problems with bone growth....more »

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Achondroplasia: A rare disease characterized by abnormal bone growth which results in short stature with short arms and legs, large head and characteristic facial features.

Achondroplasia: an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Achondroplasia: hereditary disturbance of epiphyseal chondroblastic growth, causing inadequate enchondral bone formation and resulting in a peculiar form of dwarfism.
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Achondroplasia: autosomal dominant disorder that is the most frequent form of short-limb dwarfism; a disturbance of epiphyseal chondroblastic growth, causing inadequate enchondral bone formation.
Source: CRISP

Achondroplasia: An autosomal dominant disorder that is the most frequent form of short-limb dwarfism. Affected individuals exhibit short stature caused by rhizomelic shortening of the limbs, characteristic facies with frontal bossing and mid-face hypoplasia, exaggerated lumbar lordosis, limitation of elbow extension, genu varum, and trident hand. (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man,, MIM#100800, April 20, 2001).
Source: MeSH 2007

Achondroplasia: Related Topics

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Achondroplasia: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Achondroplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Achondroplasia, or a subtype of Achondroplasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Achondroplasia as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Achondroplasia as a Disease

Achondroplasia (medical condition): See Achondroplasia (disease information).
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Achondroplasia: Related Diseases

Achondroplasia: Achondroplasia is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Achondroplasia: Article Excerpts

Achondroplasia is a Greek word meaning "without cartilage formation" and is one of the most common causes...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

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Achondroplasia: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Achondroplasia

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Achondroplasia can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Achondroplasia:

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Hierarchical classifications of Achondroplasia

The following list attempts to classify Achondroplasia into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • congenital disease,genetic abnormality,genetic defect,genetic disease,genetic disorder,hereditary condition,hereditary disease,inherited disease,inherited disorder
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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