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Rickets

rickets

(Science: rheumatology, orthopaedics) A condition caused by deficiency of vitamin D, especially in infancy and childhood, with disturbance of normal ossification.

The disease is marked by bending and distortion of the bones under muscular action, by the formation of nodular enlargements on the ends and sides of the bones, by delayed closure of the fontanelles, pain in the muscles and sweating of the head. vitamin D and sunlight together with an adequate diet are curative, provided that the parathyroid glands are functioning properly.

Origin: Gr. Rhachitis = a spinal complaint


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What is the mode of inheritance?

In humans, there is a genetic disease called Hypophosphatemia that causes rickets. Here is a list of the phenotypes of the parents and their offspring from four different marriages. Marriage #1: Mother phenotype: Healthy Father phenotype: Rickets Offspring phenotype: ...

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by Dmitriy93
Thu May 17, 2012 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What is the mode of inheritance?
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which vitamin is important for health of bones and teeth?

Of course VD . Vitamin D deficiency has been widely reported in all age groups in recent years. Rickets has never been eradicated in developed countries, and it most commonly affects children from recent immigrant groups. There is much evidence that current vitamin D guidelines ...

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by qqsvery
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which vitamin is important for health of bones and teeth?
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Benefits of vitamine D

Vitamin D is important for maintaining strong and healthy bones and protects against the rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones in adults caused by inability to properly deposit calcium). People who do not receive direct sunlight for at least 45 minutes per ...

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by bogles
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Benefits of vitamine D
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Re: Rickets vs Osteoporosis

May I ask what is the difference between rickets and osteoporosis? As both of them are caused by deficiency of Vitamin D. Thankyou Actually no... Vitamin D deficiency in adults causes osteomalacia... Rickets = Lack of vitamin D in childhood Oesteomalacia ...

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by Revenged
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Rickets vs Osteoporosis
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Rickets vs Osteoporosis

May I ask what is the difference between rickets and osteoporosis? As both of them are caused by deficiency of Vitamin D. Thankyou

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by felixchu88
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:37 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Rickets vs Osteoporosis
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