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Glossary for Dwarfism in children

Medical terms related to Dwarfism in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • 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.
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Deformity symptoms: Various types of deformity
  • Developmental problems: Physical or mental development difficulty.
  • Dwarfism: An abnormally short individual
  • Dwarfism -- stiff joint -- ocular abnormalities: A very rare form of dwarfism characterized by short stature as well as stiff joints and eye abnormalities.
  • Failure to thrive: Inadequate or interrupted physical growth.
  • Growth symptoms: Symptoms related to poor or excessive growth.
  • Hypopituitarism: A condition characterized by diminished hormonal section by the pituitary gland
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Infant symptoms: Symptoms affecting babies and infants.
  • Laron Syndrome: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Mental retardation -- skeletal dysplasia -- abducens palsy: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, skeletal abnormalities and weakness of an eye muscle.
  • Noonan Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a webbed neck, chest deformity, undescended testes and pulmonic stenosis.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Prader-Willi syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by reduced muscle tone, obesity and small hands and feet.
  • Silver-Russell dwarfism: A very rare growth disorder characterized by very small stature (dwarfism), skeletal asymmetry and small incurved fifth finger.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia with dentinogenesis imperfecta: A rare skeletal disorder involving abnormal bone development. The condition is characterized by abnormal growth of long bones, loose joints and tooth enamel abnormalities. The shortness in the arms and legs occurs mainly in the middle bones such as the forearm and lower leg bones.
  • Turner Syndrome: Rare chromosome syndrome with one X but no second X or Y chromosome.

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