What is achondroplasia?

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Achondroplasia is characterized by abnormal bone growth that results in short stature with disproportionately short arms and legs, a large head, and characteristic facial features with frontal bossing and mid-face hypoplasia.

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Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder that results in abnormal bone growth, short stature and short limbs.

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Achondroplasia dwarfism is a mutation in the human body. People with this condition have a short stature and is caused by a change in the gene receptors.

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How much is medicines or hospitals for people with achondroplasia?

There are no medications for achondroplasia

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Is achondroplasia hereditary?

yes, achondroplasia is hereditary and if one of a parent has it you have 50% chance to inheriting it.

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Is anyone looking for a cure for achondroplasia?

Yes ,we are looking for a cure for achondroplasia. Please help! Amita

What is the heredity cause for achondroplasia?

Mutations in the FGFR3 gene are the cause for achondroplasia (short-limbed dwarfism).

Can you get achondroplasia with out having a parent that has it?

Yes People with achondroplasia can be born to parents that do not have the condition. This is the result of a new mutation.[2]

What is the name of the gene for Achondroplasia?

Achondroplasia is caused by a mutation of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene.

How was achondroplasia named?

ByPierre Maroteaux

Who was achondroplasia discovered by?

your mom and i in bed

How can you get Achondroplasia?

Achondroplasia, or Dwarfism, is a genetic disorder, both handed down and mutagenic. Quoted from Wikipedia: "Achondroplasia is a result of an autosomal dominant mutation in the fibroplast growth receptor gene 3 (FGFR3), which causes an abnormality of catilage formation."