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Diseases » 3-M Syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for 3-M Syndrome

  • Chest deformity: Malformation or distortion the normal appearance of teh chest.
  • Clinodactyly: Curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth finger.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital conditions -- physical defects: Congenital (birth) defects causing a physical structure defect (rather than metabolic).
  • Dolichocephaly: A medical term for a long narrow head shape.
  • 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).
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Fetal Growth Retardation: Impaired growth of the fetus due to any cause. Causes include maternal cyanotic heart disease, chronic maternal hypertension, placental abnormalities and multiple births.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Gloomy face syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized primarily by dwarfism and a gloomy facial appearance.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation: Slowly growing fetus in the womb during pregnancy
  • Kyphosis: Outward curvature of the spine at the back causing hunching or Dowager's hump
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine

 

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