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rachitis

 [rah-ki´tis]
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rick·ets

(rik'ets),
A disease attributable to vitamin D deficiency, and characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue, with associated skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, hypocalcemia, and sometimes tetany; usually accompanied by irritability, listlessness, and generalized muscular weakness; fractures are frequent.
[E. wrick, to twist]
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rachitis

(rə-kī′tĭs)
n.

ra·chit′ic (-kĭt′ĭk) adj.
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rick·ets

(rik'ĕts)
A disease due to vitamin D deficiency characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue, with associated skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, and hypocalcemia.
Synonym(s): infantile osteomalacia, juvenile osteomalacia, rachitis.
[E. wrick, to twist]
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