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Achondroplasia - Glossary

Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS , Suchitra Chari | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD on Nov 30, 2016
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Glossary

Achondroplasia: Short stature adults below 131 cm in males and 124 cm in females. They have problem formation of the cartilage.

Genetic: Inherited.

Extremities: Arms and legs.

Megalocephaly: Enlargement of the brain.
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Hyrdrocephalus: Collection of water at the base of the brain causing it to swell.

Hypotonia: Decrease in muscle tone.

Kyphosis: Hump or forward bending of the spine.

Genetic Counselling: A communicative procedure that undertakes to deal with the problems that rise in a family with the occurrence or the risk of occurrence of a genetic abnormality.

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onkar89

Hello i m from pune i like to know in India Achondroplasia consider as Handicapped or not plz help me Reply plz

oh121212

when is rondals and whos tuesday??? why is timmy frolicking in my rabbit garden? tom plus tree equals arab. aaron went to the market to buy chicken but he got carrots thinking it was tom.

dwarfmaster11

Achondroplasia is serious it makes your head big and your limbs short its not fun sometimes my head gets too heavy and i fall over and i cant reach the light switch in the bathroom so i poop in the dark

clits94

can people suffering from achondroplasia conceive?? and can a girl of 20yrs old can b treated for achondroplasia??? please reply

KIA28SINGLE

I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD LITLE PERSON AND HE GET AROUND PRETTY GOOD TO BE A LITTLE PERSON BUT HE IS OLDER AND WANT TO DO MORE THINGS FOR HISSELF LIKE WIPE HIS BEHINE HOW DO I TEACH HIM HOW TO DO THOSE THINGS

pet35

gd day, im peter frm nigeria, my baby is diagonised of achondroplasia by a doc in lagos teaching hospital, idi araba. she is a yr old. pls what can i do at least to increase her height.

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