American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A genetic disease characterized by the formation of neurofibromas, sometimes accompanied by physical deformation and a predisposition to brain tumors and various forms of cancer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The occurrence of one or more neurofibromata, or a general increase of fibrous tissue in the nerves.
- n. medicine A genetic disorder characterized by the presence of multiple neurofibromas under the skin
- n. autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
“Dr. Fisher is also using PET and MRI techniques to predict the clinical behavior of plexiform neurofibromas, the largest and most important tumors seen in neurofibromatosis.”
“Thirty-year-old Pascal Coler had had dozens of previous operations to reduce massive tumors caused by a disorder called neurofibromatosis, yet he could barely eat and had become a recluse because of the bulbous deformities.”
“This kid, Jason, has got a type of neurofibromatosis, which is a type of genetic disorder that causes tumors on different types of nerve tissue.”
“Researchers at UCLA used the cholesterol-fighting drugs to treat mice bred to develop the disease, called neurofibromatosis 1 NF1.”
“Mark Boylan, who has a condition called neurofibromatosis, which causes large tumours to grow on the face, said: As a genuine Top Gear fan, I was gutted the presenters felt the need to stoop to such a level.”
“WASHINGTON: By uncovering how a genetic condition, called neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, disrupts working memory, researchers at UCLA have suggested”
“These were just some of the common symptoms of a disorder called neurofibromatosis or NF.”
“But there is nothing infectious about neurofibromatosis, which is caused by a mutated gene that can be inherited from a parent or arise spontaneously, says Ron Turley, president of NF Canada in Ottawa.”
“Benign tumours that form in the sheath surrounding nerve tissue, they are but one possible manifestation of a little-known genetic condition called neurofibromatosis, or NF.”
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