Pycnodysostosis
An inherited disorder of the bone. that causes short stature and abnormally dense brittle bones. Due to a defect in an enzyme: cathepsin K. The French artist Toulouse-Lautrec is thought to have pycnodysostosis. Also spelled

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  • Pycnodysostosis — is a genetic (inherited) disease of the bone. The disease consistently causes short stature. The height of adult males with the disease is less than 150 cm (59 inches, or 4 feet 1 inch). Adult females with the syndrome are even shorter.The… …   Wikipedia

  • pycnodysostosis — noun a form of dwarfism accompanied by fragile bones and bad teeth • Hypernyms: ↑dwarfism, ↑nanism * * * pycnodysostosis or pyknodysostosis / dis os tōˈsis/ noun (Gr dys abnormal, osteon bone, and osis diseased state; medicine) A rare inherited… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pycnodysostosis — noun A genetic disorder characterized by dense, fragile bones and dwarfism …   Wiktionary

  • pyknodysostosis — pycnodysostosis or pyknodysostosis / dis os tōˈsis/ noun (Gr dys abnormal, osteon bone, and osis diseased state; medicine) A rare inherited bone disease characterized by short stature and fragility and thickening of the bones • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyknodysostose — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 Q78.2 Marmorknochenkrankheit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cathepsin K — Cathepsin K, also known as CTSK, is a human enzyme controlled by a gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CTSK cathepsin K| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=1513| accessdate = ] Cathepsin K is a …   Wikipedia

  • List of diseases (P) — A list of diseases in the English Wikipedia.DiseasesTOC PaPac Pal* Pachydermoperiostosis * Pachygyria * Pachyonychia congenita Jackson Lawler type * Pacman dysplasia * Paes Whelan Modi syndrome * Paget disease extramammary * Paget disease… …   Wikipedia

  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec — Infobox Artist name = Henri de Toulouse Lautrec imagesize = 200px caption = Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. birthname = Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse Lautrec Monfa birthdate = birth date|1864|11|24|df=y location = Albi, Tarn, France deathdate =… …   Wikipedia

  • Osteoclast — Osteoclast, with bone below it, showing typical distinguishing characteristics: a large cell with multiple nuclei and a foamy cytosol. Latin osteoclastus Code …   Wikipedia

  • Melorheostosis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 M85.8 ICD 9 733.99 …   Wikipedia

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