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Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
a congenital condition resulting in progressive muscular weakness and deterioration; abbreviated DMD
abnormal deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints causing localized pain (usually in the big toe joints)
a rupture of an intervertebral disk, resulting in the protrusion of tissue against spinal nerves, which generates pain
inherited condition resulting in excessive cartilage formation at the epiphyseal plates, forming long arms and legs
viral infection of bone that causes deformities of the skeleton resulting from the acceleration of bone loss; also called Paget's disease
a form of arthritis characterized by an age-related deterioration of joints that is accompanied by erosion of cartilage and painful inflammation
a benign tumor of bone, in which the tumor contains fibrous connective tissue that surrounds bone
an inherited condition resulting in impaired growth and fragile bones, leading to progressive skeletal deformation and frequent fractures
a painful bone infection caused by bacteria characterized by inflammation of a red bone marrow
excessive formation of dense bone, which crowds out marrow cavities and leads to cutting off blood supply to bones; also known as marble bone
viral infection of bone that deforms the skeleton due to the acceleration of bone loss
a form of arthritis characterized by progressive, gradual joint deterioration that is caused by an autoimmune response; abbreviated RA
an injury resulting from stretching a ligament beyond its normal range, tearing its collagen fibers
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