Rickets

Childhood disease of growing bones due to vitamin D deficiency

Rickets

Rickets is defective mineralization of bones before epiphyseal closure in immature mammals due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries. The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency,...
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• (n. pl.) A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts...
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<rheumatology, orthopaedics> A condition caused by deficiency of vitamin D, especially in infancy and childhood, with disturbance of normal ossification. ... The disease is marked by bending and distortion of the bones under muscular action, by the formation of nodular enlargements on the ends and sides of the bones, by delayed closure of the...
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(rik;ets) A condition caused by a deficiency of vitamin D and associated with an interference of the normal ossification of bone.
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(rik┬┤әts) a condition seen most often in children, caused by deficiency of vitamin D, which leads to altered calcium and phosphorus metabolism. The major symptom is softening of the bones, which can produce various degrees of deformity in children, and inability of the bones to support or protect the body normally...
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(thought to be a corruption of Gr. rhachitis a spinal complaint) a condition caused by deficiency of vitamin D, especially in infancy and childhood, with disturbance of normal ossification. The disease is marked by bending and distortion of the bones under muscular action, by the formation of nodular enlargements on the ends and sides of the bones....
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rachitis noun childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
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Rick'ets noun plural [ Of uncertain origin; but confer Anglo-Saxon wrigian to bend, Dutch wrikken to shake, E. wriggle .] (Medicine) A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy arti...
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a childhood disease in which bones lack calcium and are deformed as a result of vitamin D deficiency (vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium)
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A condition in children in which bones become soft and deformed because they don
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A disease in children caused by a deficiency of vitamins which results in the softening of bones.
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A disease of young children that is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin D and/or inadequate amounts of calcium. The deficiency results in defective bone growth, a large head, bowed legs, knock-knees, crooked spine and limbs and swollen, protruding abdomen.
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A now rare disease of children caused by a lack of vitamin D, causing deformity of the lower limbs
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Defective growth of bone in children due to an insufficiency of calcium deposits. The bones, which do not harden adequately, are bent out of shape. It is usually caused by a lack of vitamin D and insufficient exposure to sunlight. Renal rickets, also a condition of malformed bone, is associated with kidney disease
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Disease characterized by soft and deformed bones.
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disease of infancy and childhood characterized by defective bone growth and caused by a lack of vitamin D in the body.[13 related articles]
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Rickets is a a disease mainly of children, characterised by softening of developing bone, and hence bow legs, malnutrition, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. It is caused by a lack of vitamin D.
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Rickets is a disease usually caused by a vitamin D deficiency, which makes it difficult for the body to absorb calcium. It results in bowed or deformed legs.
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rickets or rachitis (rukī'tis) , bone disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium. Essential in regulating calcium and phosphorus absorption by the body, vitamin D can be formed in the skin by ultraviolet rays contained in sunlight; it can also be consumed in such foods as fish ...
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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 third of the 20th century, rickets was largely due to lack of direct exposure to sunlight or lack ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: rik′ets Definitions: 1. A disease attributable to vitamin D deficiency, and characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue, with associated skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, hypocalcemia, and sometimes tetany; usually accompanied by irritability, listlessness, and generalize...
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[n] - childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
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