a skeletal disorder starting before birth cartilage is changed into bone tissue causing dwarfism
- an inherited skeletal disorder beginning before beginning; cartilage is converted to bone tissue resulting in dwarfism
the most typical kind of short stature with disproportionately short limbs -- dwarfism with quick legs and arms. Achondroplasia is brought on by mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor-3 gene (FGFR3), which is situated on chromosome 4 in chromosome band 4p16.3.
Refers to the modifications undergone by the skeletal system during development of the fetus; is able to be passed down genetically.