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.
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.
We hear a lot about osteoporosis but very little about brittle bones yet they are so similar.
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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.
Hens kept in battery cages for long periods develop brittle bones which can lead to fractures and even death.