Essays Tagged: "Achondroplasia"


Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism found in the world today. It has many serious eff ... ses. If the proper precautions are taken, then affected people can usually live fairly normal lives.Achondroplasia affects about 1 out of every 15,000 people born. It is autosomal dominant, and is cau ... each pregnancy there is a 50 percent chance that each child will be affected. If both parents have Achondroplasia, there is a 50 percent chance that the child will inherit the condition, a 25 percent ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Pituitary Dwarfism

f dwarfism are Down's syndrome, a congenital condition with symptoms similar to those of cretinism, achondroplasia, a disease characterized by short extremities resulting from absorption of cartilagin ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Achondroplasia (a form of dwarfism).

AchondroplasiaAchondroplasia is the most common form of short-limbed dwarfism. It is a chondodystrop ... ). Its depiction in ancient Egyptian art makes it one of the oldest recorded birth defects.The word achondroplasia derived from Greek and means "without cartilage formation", although people with the ... sue. Over time, calcium is deposited within the cartilage, causing it to harden and become bone. In achondroplasia, abnormalities of this process prevent the bones, especially those in the limbs, from ...

(6 pages) 44 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An essay on dwarfism, telling the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

00 different skeletal dysplasias have been discovered. The most common skeletal dysplasia is called achondroplasia, and occurs in one in every 20,000 births in the us, and affects about 80% of all peo ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays


rry its own unique allele (Audesirk, 2008, p. 217). This creates a variation for the offspring.Q. 2 Achondroplasia is an inherited human disorder also classified as dwarfism. Achondroplasia occurs as ... actor receptor 3 gene (FGFR3) mutation. The FGFR3 gene is the only known gene to be associated with Achondroplasia. This disorder is autosomal dominant, meaning that the phenotype in individuals has o ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology