neurofibromatosis neurofibromatosis  /ˌnʊ roʊ faɪb ˌroʊ mə ˈtoʊ sɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities

Usage(s):

  1. The affliction is neurofibromatosis, a terrifying and, so far, incurable neurological disorder usually accompanied by varying degrees of deformity.
  2. Though neurofibromatosis is still poorly understood, medical researchers have recently been focusing on a blood protein that is unusually high in some victims of the disease.
  3. You just found the gene for neurofibromatosis, often confused with Elephant Man's disease.

News

  • Cruise In for a Cure

    Meet five year old Bryce Gossard. He's just like any other kid, running around, playing, laughing. but his childhood could be cut short by NF, or Neurofibromatosis.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Your Hometown Lima Stations

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