- adult rickets
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
rickets — /rik its/, n. Pathol. a disease of childhood, characterized by softening of the bones as a result of inadequate intake of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight, also associated with impaired calcium and phosphorus metabolism. [1635 45;… … Universalium
Rickets — Infobox Disease Name = Rickets ICD10 = ICD10|E|55| |e|50 ICD9 = ICD9|268 Caption = A family with rickets. Paris, 1900. DiseasesDB = 9351 eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 2014 MedlinePlus = 000344 MeshName = Rickets MeshNumber = D012279Rickets … Wikipedia
Rickets — A disease of infants and children that disturbs normal bone formation (ossification). Rickets is a failure to mineralize bone. This softens bone (producing osteomalacia) and permits marked bending and distortion of bones. Up through the first… … Medical dictionary
Osteomalacia — Softening of bones, particularly in the sense of bone weakened by demineralization (the loss of mineral) and most notably by the depletion of calcium from bone. Osteomalacia may be caused by poor dietary intake or poor absorption of calcium and… … Medical dictionary
endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… … Universalium
bone — /bohn/, n., v., boned, boning, adv. n. 1. Anat., Zool. a. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate. b. the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen rich organic… … Universalium
Bône — /bohn/, n. former name of Annaba. * * * I Rigid connective tissue of vertebrates, consisting of cells embedded in a hard matrix. Bones serve as the body s supporting framework, provide muscle attachment points for movement, protect the internal… … Universalium
childhood disease and disorder — Introduction any illness, impairment, or abnormal condition that affects primarily infants and children i.e., those in the age span that begins with the fetus and extends through adolescence. Childhood is a period typified by change,… … Universalium
Growth hormone treatment — Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. In the past growth hormone was extracted from human pituitary glands. GH is now produced by recombinant DNA technology, and… … Wikipedia
Osteomalacia — (rickets) Classification and external resources ICD 10 M83 ICD 9 268.2 … Wikipedia