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  • n. A rare hereditary disorder characterized by hard, dense bones.

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  • n. an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated

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Examples

  • Welling was diagnosed at a very young age with a rare genetic condition known as osteopetrosis in which bone matter can crush bone marrow cavities and can lead to especially dense bones.

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  • Karas remembered hearing, "It was a little 1-year-old boy with this horrible disease called osteopetrosis, and the only cure was a bone marrow transplant, and would I be willing?"

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  • But some people actually lay down too much calcium in bone, a condition called "osteopetrosis" from "petros" as in stony.

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  • GUPTA: Pediatric osteopetrosis is a condition in which the bones become thicker and thicker, eventually destroying the optic nerves, causing brain damage, compressing the organs, and ultimately leading to death.

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  • T. DONES: In the chest x-ray, his bones were chalk white, whereas in a baby they are supposed to be transparent, so all the symptoms pointed to osteopetrosis.

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  • One infant showed evidence of a rare congenital disease, osteopetrosis or "stone bones."

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  • And what scientists have found is that in people who have osteopetrosis, the osteoclasts that normally breakdown bone cannot work properly.

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  • Some genetic tests in the world are done only by a few laboratories including Acibadem (for example: griscelli, osteopetrosis, osteoimperfecta genetic tests).

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  • I must confess that my initial thought on seeing the name Toulouse Lautrec was to wonder whether alcoholism, syphilis, voyeurism, dwarfism, osteopetrosis and inbreeding make the ideal image for a family eaterie.

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  • The company markets ACTIMMUNE for chronic granulomatous disease and osteopetrosis.

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