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What is dwarfism?

Dwarfism occurs when an individual person or animal is short in stature. It is caused by slow or delayed growth and resulting from malnutrition or a hormonal abnormality. It c (MORE)

Who discovered dwarfism?

The french pediatrician Pierre Maroteaux (born 1926- ) discovered a genetic link to prenatal micromelic dwarfism (Lamy-Maroteaux Syndrome).  
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What are the characteristics of dwarfism?

Dwarfism is a condition in which people experience smaller than  normal growth. Some of the characteristics of dwarfism are limbs  and body parts that are proportionally cor (MORE)
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Is dwarfism hereditary?

There are two types of dwarfism that are hereditary. Diastrophic  Dysplasia is inherited through a recessive gene while  Achondroplasia is passed on through a dominant gene. (MORE)

How is dwarfism diagnosed?

Dwarfism can be diagnosed by X-rays to show a short stature at a later time in pregnancy. Dwarfism's scientific name is Achondroplasia. Another symptom is the box feet on an i (MORE)
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How can dwarfism be prevented?

This disease has not yet been discovered with a cure, they also haven't proven any cures for it either. It is a disease that just happens naturally
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Where was Dwarfism Discovered?

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