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  • noun pathology A rare hereditary disorder characterized by hard, dense bones.

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  • noun an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated


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  • Karas remembered hearing, "It was a little 1-year-old boy with this horrible disease called osteopetrosis, and the only cure was a bone marrow transplant, and would I be willing?"

    Top Stories - Google News 2009

  • Welling was diagnosed at a very young age with a rare genetic condition known as osteopetrosis in which bone matter can crush bone marrow cavities and can lead to especially dense bones.

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines 2009

  • But some people actually lay down too much calcium in bone, a condition called "osteopetrosis" from "petros" as in stony.

    - The Naked Scientists Naked Science Radio Show PODCAST - Stripping Down Science 2010

  • GUPTA: Pediatric osteopetrosis is a condition in which the bones become thicker and thicker, eventually destroying the optic nerves, causing brain damage, compressing the organs, and ultimately leading to death.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2005 2005

  • T. DONES: In the chest x-ray, his bones were chalk white, whereas in a baby they are supposed to be transparent, so all the symptoms pointed to osteopetrosis.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2005 2005

  • One infant showed evidence of a rare congenital disease, osteopetrosis or "stone bones."

    Secrets in the Skeletons 2001

  • And what scientists have found is that in people who have osteopetrosis, the osteoclasts that normally breakdown bone cannot work properly.

    - The Naked Scientists Naked Science Radio Show PODCAST - Stripping Down Science 2010

  • Some genetic tests in the world are done only by a few laboratories including Acibadem (for example: griscelli, osteopetrosis, osteoimperfecta genetic tests).

    AME Info Latest News 2009

  • I must confess that my initial thought on seeing the name Toulouse Lautrec was to wonder whether alcoholism, syphilis, voyeurism, dwarfism, osteopetrosis and inbreeding make the ideal image for a family eaterie.

    Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef 2009

  • The company markets ACTIMMUNE for chronic granulomatous disease and osteopetrosis.

    GuruFocus Updates - 2009


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