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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus; Inflammation of the vertebral column.

Usage examples (21)
  • This composition becomes an absolute essential in all cases of imperfect bone structure, such as rachitis, or rickets, constitutional disease of children, osteomalacia,...
  • In connection with rachitis and scrofula a ravenous appetite is often manifested.
  • Two affections, rachitis and scrofula, frequently co-exist, and the same dietary is appropriate for both.
  • The symptoms of rachitis become apparent at the pelvis and at the wide open, soft parts of the skull, the unossified fontanelles. for more
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