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Descriptor English: Dwarfism
Descriptor Spanish: Enanismo
Descriptor Portuguese: Nanismo
Descriptor French: Nanisme
Entry term(s): Nanism
Tree number(s): C05.116.099.343
C16.320.240
C19.297
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004392
Scope note: A genetic or pathological condition that is characterized by short stature and undersize. Abnormal skeletal growth usually results in an adult who is significantly below the average height.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4451
Unique ID: D004392
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Dwarfism - Preferred
Concept UI M0006897
Scope note A genetic or pathological condition that is characterized by short stature and undersize. Abnormal skeletal growth usually results in an adult who is significantly below the average height.
Preferred term Dwarfism
Entry term(s) Nanism



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