TITLE

rick·ets

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p296
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition for the term "rickets" is presented. It refers to a bone disorder in children that is caused by lack of vitamin D, either in the diet or from lack of exposure to sunlight. In a child with rickets, the bones do not grow properly and become soft and misshapen.
ACCESSION #
20852370

 

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