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inherited condition that retards formation of cartilaginous bone: results in type of dwarfism
abnormal enlargement of facial features, hands, and feet in ADULTS as a result of overproduction of growth hormone
fracture at the distal end of the radius that displaces the smaller fragment posteriorly
surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra, usually to relive symptoms of a ruptured intervertebral disc
medical specialty that prevents, diagnoses, and treats disease and abnormalities of the skeletal and muscular systems
softening of adult bone due to a disorder in calcium and phosphorous metabolism, usually caused by vitamin D deficiency
death of bone tissue; most commonly occurs in the femur head in elderly people and may be due to obstructed arteries supplying the bone
abnormal stiffness of a joint or fusion of bones at a joint; often due to damaged joint membranes from chronic rheumatoid arthritis
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