osteogenesis imperfecta

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osteogenesis imperfecta

[¦äs·tē·ō′jen·ə·səs ‚im·pər′fek·tə]
(medicine)
A disease inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized by hypoplasia of osteoid tissue and collagen, resulting in bone fractures.
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Three other girls in the program also have brittle bone disease, Manduca said.
CALCIUM supplements taken by people suffering brittle bone disease have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks.
But Warwick Crown Court heard a row flared and he pushed the pensioner, who suffers from brittle bone disease, breaking her arm.
A TEACHER who made a sevenyear-old child with brittle bone disease stand in the corner was yesterday struck off the register for two years.
A MAN whose life was changed when he developed brittle bone disease osteoporosis is to give a talk in Coventry.
The Duchess of Cornwall's mother died from the affliction - known as brittle bone disease - and Camilla is now president of the National Osteoporosis Society.
A GENE has been identified which is believed to play a key role in the crippling brittle bone disease osteoporosis.
Chronic back pain several years ago prompted concern she was in the early stages of osteoporosis - the brittle bone disease killed her mother Rosemary Shand and her grandmother Sonia Keppell.
The Government's Committee on the Safety of Medicine even banned it as a treatment for brittle bone disease and ordered that it should be used on a short-term basis only.
Elijah Price (Jackson) was born with a brittle bone disease that makes any blow or fall a painful, crippling experience.
The study marks the first successful use of adult stem cells to treat osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a genetic disease that causes young bones to shatter during normal activity.
She had already antastic achieved so much - getting a top degree, a job and a loving husband - despite having brittle bone disease and a twisted spine.