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Genes and You Genetic Disorders Acholdroplasia
WHAT IS ACHONDROPLASIA?
Achondroplasia (pronounced ay-kon-dro-play-zha) is a genetic condition in which a person is of very short stature because of restricted growth of bones and cartilage. Some conditions which cause restricted growth affect the whole body equally, but the growth of a person with Achondroplasia is 'disproportionate' (i.e. unequal) because growth is most restricted in the long bones of the legs and arms, while the trunk is near to average size.
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Institution: The Genetic Interest Group
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Added: Sat Nov 18 2006