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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Authorities initally said Julie, who was wellknown as a founder member of the national Brittle Bone Society, died from an obstructed airway.
You cannot start pushing a lady of 63 with brittle bones in her own house when you are drunk.
Brave Zoe McCabe, 10, pictured with mum Sheena, has arthritis but hopes to help other children who suffer with brittle bones after being chosen to take part in a new trial
Sarah suffers from a rare one-in-a-million brittle bone disease.
COMMONLY known as brittle bones, Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare bone condition which is characterised by an increased tendency towards bone fractures.
Without the proper amount of body fat, calcium cannot be metabolized, which results in brittle bones, Liang said.
In a nutshell, high calcium forms brittle bones, while high magnesium builds bones that are more flexible and less likely to break.
Mrs Wixey told the inquest that staff at the Banbury hospital were unable at first to understand her warnings about Holly's brittle bones.
Doctors told her that she was `jumping to conclusions' when she mentioned brittle bones.
It's a genetic, soft-tissue bone disease" that results in extremely brittle bones, explains Graise, who has been a wheelchair user since the age of 4.
After an afternoon at the library researching the disease, we hit upon the Brittle Bones Society and the man who was to be our saviour in all this, Dr Colin Paterson, a specialist in the condition from Dundee University.