from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rare congenital disorder of childhood that is characterized by rapid onset of the physical changes typical of old age, usually resulting in death before the age of 20. Also called Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome.
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- n. An extremely rare genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state in which several of the characteristic physical marks both of infantilism and of senility exist in the same individual.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child
Washington, DC (GroundReport) - According to a study on premature aging disorder, called progeria, scientists have shown that an experimental anti-cancer drug can prevent, and even reverse, potentially fatal cardiovascular damage associated with the condition, reports ANI.
Lindsay has a rare and fatal disease called progeria -- derived from the Greek word for "prematurely old" -- which makes her body age eight to 10 times faster than normal children.
November 4th, 2009 more images more imagesMUMBAI - The film "Paa", in which Amitabh Bachchan plays a patient of a rare disorder called progeria is not an educational movie, but in fact an
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggest that patients with atypical progeroid syndrome (APS) should not be lumped together with those diagnosed with two similar but more well-defined accelerated aging disorders called progeria and mandibuloacral dysplasia (MAD).
They don't become tall in the most common form of progeria, which is Hutchinson Gilford Syndrome.
And it was only after that did we find out about this rare disease called progeria where a man ages many times faster than a normal human being.
There currently are no treatments for progeria, which is estimated to affect about one child in 4 million.
The phenomenon is different from progeria, an extremely rare disorder that causes children to age 10 times faster than normal.
Signs of progeria include hair loss, a disproportionally large head, visible veins, stiff joints and hip dislocation, and usually occur right around a child's first birthday.
But 12 years, and hundreds of hospital visits, have passed since Hayley was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, and the understandable fatalism that first shrouded the family has gradually evolved into a more positive, tempered realism.
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