osteogenesis imperfecta

(redirected from brittle-bone disease)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to osteogenesis imperfecta

autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily

References in periodicals archive ?
These foods will then be taken by astronauts as a prevention against brittle-bone disease, stomach complaints and intestine problems during their space journeys.
Hoping to fight off further ravages of osteoporosis, she had volunteered in late 1997 as a subject in a year-long trial of a treatment for the brittle-bone disease.
Parker Bowles agreed to be patron of the National Osteoporosis Society following the death of her mother, who suffered from the brittle-bone disease.
Embleton said the girl, Ruth Armira, suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition commonly called brittle-bone disease.
Two designer estrogens are currently on the market, however, one to treat breast cancer and one to prevent bone loss that can lead to the brittle-bone disease osteoporosis.
Raloxifene, a medicine developed for the brittle-bone disease osteoporosis, appears to cut older women's risk of breast cancer by about two-thirds without raising the hazard of uterine cancer.