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osteopetrosis

[¦äs·tē·ō·pə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare developmental error of unknown cause but of familial tendency, characterized chiefly by excessive radiographic density of most or all of the bones. Also known as marble bone disease.
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Elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes and aspartate transaminase distinguish Albers-Schonberg disease (chloride channel 7 deficiency osteopetrosis) among the sclerosing bone disorders.
The 'benign' form is autosomal dominant, is also called Albers-Schonberg disease, and affects adults.
It is also known as Albers-Schonberg disease or by its Latin name, osteopathia condensans disseminata, which describes its main features.