achondroplastic dwarf


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achondroplastic dwarf

[-plas′tik]
the most common type of dwarf, characterized by disproportionately short limbs, a normal-sized trunk, a large head with a depressed nasal bridge and small face, stubby hands, and lordosis. The condition results from an inherited defect in bone-forming tissue and is often associated with other defects or abnormalities, although there is usually no involvement of the central nervous system and intelligence is normal. See also achondroplasia.

dwarf

(dwarf)
A person of abnormally short stature and esp. of abnormal proportions. See: achondroplasia; cretinism See: micromelusdwarfism (dwarf'izm)

achondroplastic dwarf

See: achondroplasia

asexual dwarf

A dwarf who has deficient sexual development or has not developed to sexual maturity.

hypophyseal dwarf

A dwarf whose condition resulted from hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis. Synonym: pituitary dwarf

hypopituitary dwarf

A dwarf whose short stature results from insufficient production of growth hormone.

infantile dwarf

A dwarf with marked physical, mental, and sexual underdevelopment.

Laron dwarf

A dwarf whose short stature results from an insensitivity or resistance to growth hormone.

ovarian dwarf

A woman who is undersized due to absence or underdevelopment of the ovaries.

phocomelic dwarf

A dwarf with abnormally short diaphyses of either pair of extremities or of all four.

physiological dwarf

A person normally developed except for unusually short stature.

pituitary dwarf

Hypophyseal dwarf.

primordial dwarf

A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.

rachitic dwarf

A dwarf whose condition is due to rickets.

renal dwarf

A dwarf whose condition is due to renal osteodystrophy.

thanatophoric dwarf

See: thanatophoric dysplasia

achondroplastic dwarf

A person with very short arms and legs as a result of ACHONDROPLASIA. Many circus dwarfs are achondroplastic.
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Achondroplasia Achondroplastic dwarfs have short stature with an average adult height of 131cm (4ft 3in) for males and 123cm (4ft, 'in) for females