How to use Dwarfism in a sentence
Dwarfism from impaired longitudinal growth of bones is a recessive trait that affects males more strongly than females.
Since the tribes practised far more in-breeding than out-breeding, the tendency was toward forming not only verbal linguistic groups, but biological varieties; the weaker the tribe, the fewer the captures, the greater the isolation and harder the conditions - producing dolichocephaly, dwarfism and other retrogressive characteristics.
What causes gigantism and dwarfism among many species arriving on oceanic islands such as the Seychelles?
As soon as indiscriminant breeders started to flood the market, aberrations such as dwarfism in Toy Poodles appeared, along with a host of genetic problems that dedicated and diligent breeders are still trying to irradicate to this day.
Dwarfism (very small stature) can be due to underproduction of hGH, lack of IGH-I, or a flaw in target tissue response to either of these growth hormones.Advertisement
Dwarfism is a condition in which the growth of the individual is very slow or delayed, resulting in less than normal adult stature.
Therefore, pituitary dwarfism is decreased bodily growth due primarily to hormonal problems.
Pituitary dwarfism is caused by problems arising from the pituitary gland.
Thus, dwarfism can result if there is a deficiency in any of these hormones, if there is a failure in the receptor cells receiving the hormonal stimuli, or if the target cells are unable to respond.
A common form of pituitary dwarfism is due to deficiencies in the production of growth hormone (GH).Advertisement
It is estimated that between one in 14,000 and one in 27,000 babies born each year have some form of dwarfism.
There appears to be no racial or ethnic component to pituitary dwarfism, but males seem to be afflicted more than females.
Investigations are underway to determine the specific genetic mutations that can cause dwarfism.
In most cases, the cause of dwarfism is not known (idiopathic).
The symptom, however, that all children with pituitary dwarfism share is that they do not grow at the same rate as their peers.Advertisement
Growth hormone deficiency is present at birth, but since the primary symptoms of pituitary dwarfism are height and growth at a reduced rate, the condition is not diagnosed until later in childhood.
A careful balancing of all of the hormones produced by the pituitary gland is necessary for patients with panhypopituitarism, making this form of dwarfism complex and difficult to manage.
The prognosis depends on the cause of the dwarfism.
Dwarfism due only to growth hormone deficiency has a much better prognosis if treated early with replacement GH.
There is no known way to prevent pituitary dwarfism, although in some cases it may be caused by traumatic injury to the pituitary gland.Advertisement
Children with pituitary dwarfism are smaller than other children, but they are just as smart and can lead long, healthy lives.
It is important for parents not to expect less of their child with pituitary dwarfism simply because the child looks younger than he or she actually is.
Children with pituitary dwarfism may face thoughtless comments from others on occasion, and the parents' reaction to such comments can strongly determine how the child feels about himself or herself.
Dwarfism is a term applied broadly to a number of conditions resulting in unusually short stature.
The four most common causes of dwarfism in children are achondroplasia, Turner syndrome, inadequate pituitary function (pituitary dwarfism), and lack of emotional or physical nurturance.Advertisement
Achondroplasia (short-limbed dwarfism) is a genetic disorder that impairs embryonic development, resulting in abnormalities in bone growth and cartilage development.
Pituitary dwarfism is a result of growth hormone deficiency.
There appears to be no racial or ethnic component to pituitary dwarfism, but males seem to be afflicted more often than females.
Dwarfism is determined by direct measurement of a person's height.
Pituitary dwarfism can be diagnosed with blood tests for growth hormones or MRI of the head.
There is no known way to prevent dwarfism because it results from genetic causes.
Matt - Matt has kind of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplasia, which caused him a great deal of pain as a child.
Amy - Amy's dwarfism is caused by achrondroplasia, and she has never had the health complications that her husband experienced.
Zach's dwarfism is caused by the same condition as his mother's, but he has had many more complications that she has faced.
The reality TV series features Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, who both live with Spondylo-Epiphyseal Dysplasia, also known as dwarfism.
Jen and Bill may be smaller than the average couple, but they have big dreams and high hopes that their show will shed light on what it is like to live with dwarfism.
He has endured dozens of surgeries to help him deal with his dwarfism, including a potentially life-threatening hip operation that was shown on the series.
According to Bill and Jen, one of the reasons they agreed to do the reality series is because they wanted to show children with dwarfism and their parents that they can have "fulfilled lives."
In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jen said the goal of The Little Couple is to "show kids with dwarfism that they can find love and do what they want to do in life."
The family, which is made up of both little people and average sized people, runs a farm and are active in groups that help others with dwarfism deal with their condition.
Dad Matt Roloff has a type of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplasia.
Matt's wife Amy has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
This condition also impacts bone growth but is typically associated with far fewer complications that Matt's form of dwarfism.
One of a set of twins, Zach has the same type of dwarfism that his mother has.
Despite the fact that this type of dwarfism tends to cause fewer problems, Zach has had severe complications due to his condition.
Zach's twin Jeremy does not have any form of dwarfism.
Matt and Amy are very active in support groups for people with dwarfism and often appear on the show helping families who have just had a baby with dwarfism come to terms with the diagnosis.
Matt went to Iraq in 2008 to meet with and offer advice to an Iraqi family that has three children with dwarfism, which earned him national news coverage.
Zach also has dwarfism, while Jeremy, Molly, and Jacob do not.
His particular type of dwarfism causes problems with the body's cartilage and bone development, and as a child he spent much of his time in the hospital undergoing surgery to help with his condition.
Zach has also suffered complications from his dwarfism, and has had a shunt surgically inserted into his skull due to excess fluid.
The actor suffered from achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.