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neurofibromatosis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The occurrence of one or more neurofibromata, or a general increase of fibrous tissue in the nerves.

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  • noun medicine A genetic disorder characterized by the presence of multiple neurofibromas under the skin

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities

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Examples

  • 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.

    Pediatric cancer research

  • 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.

    Six Surgical Miracles

  • 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.

    All metaphors aside | Seattle Metblogs

  • Researchers at UCLA used the cholesterol-fighting drugs to treat mice bred to develop the disease, called neurofibromatosis 1 NF1.

    Statins to Reverse Learning Disorders | Impact Lab

  • 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.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • WASHINGTON: By uncovering how a genetic condition, called neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, disrupts working memory, researchers at UCLA have suggested

    The Times of India

  • These were just some of the common symptoms of a disorder called neurofibromatosis or NF.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

  • Ed has been suffering from a condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF) for over three decades.

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  • Ed has been suffering from a condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF) for over three decades.

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  • 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.

    Canadian Online Health News

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