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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.
A person of abnormally short stature and esp. of abnormal proportions. See: achondroplasia; cretinism See: micromelusdwarfism (dwarf'izm)
achondroplastic dwarfSee: achondroplasia
A dwarf who has deficient sexual development or has not developed to sexual maturity.
A dwarf whose condition resulted from hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis. Synonym: pituitary dwarf
A dwarf whose short stature results from insufficient production of growth hormone.
A dwarf with marked physical, mental, and sexual underdevelopment.
A dwarf whose short stature results from an insensitivity or resistance to growth hormone.
A woman who is undersized due to absence or underdevelopment of the ovaries.
A dwarf with abnormally short diaphyses of either pair of extremities or of all four.
A person normally developed except for unusually short stature.
pituitary dwarfHypophyseal dwarf.
A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.
A dwarf whose condition is due to rickets.
A dwarf whose condition is due to renal osteodystrophy.