[n] - an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density
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a rare hereditary disorder in which bones become harder and more dense, causing them to break more easily
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Osteopetrosis: Thickening of the bones which become abnormally dense due an inherited defect in bone resorption -- the process in which old bone is broken down and removed so that new bone can be added to the skeleton. Osteoclasts are the cells responsible for bone resorption. In osteopetrosis the o...
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The formation of abnormally dense bone, as opposed to osteoporosis.
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The formation of abnormally dense bone, as opposed to osteoporosis. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Albers-Schonberg disease noun an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated
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(os″te-o-pe-tro´sis) a rare hereditary, congenital condition in which there are bandlike areas of condensed bone at the epiphyseal lines of long bones and condensation of the edges of smaller bones. Fractures occur frequently and deformities of the head, chest, or spine develop. There is no t...
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Osteopetrosis, literally "stone bone", also known as marble bone disease and Albers-Schonberg disease is an extremely rare inherited disorder whereby the bones harden, becoming denser, in contrast to more prevalent conditions like osteoporosis, in which the bones become less dense and more brittle,...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō-pe-trō′sis Definitions: 1. Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage, especially in long bones, leading to obliteration of marrow spaces and to anemia with myeloid metaplasia and hepatosplenomegaly beginning in i...
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1) Albers-schonberg disease 2) Congenital disease 3) Genetic abnormality 4) Genetic defect 5) Genetic disease 6) Genetic disorder 7) Hereditary condition 8) Hereditary disease 9) Inherited disease 10) Inherited disorder 11)...
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