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CURRENT
DWARF

~ DWARF  id+ | GNOME  PIGMY  LILLIPUT PETITE |
               THE TERMS DWARF or MIDGET    see> GNOME
  ARE INCREASINGLY SEEN AS
  DISPARAGING DEROGATORY OR NASTY  INSTEAD
  "SHORT STATURE" SYNDROME IS GAINING POPULARITY
  med> THE BEST KNOWN CATEGORIES OF DWARFISMS INCLUDE
       ACHONDROPLASIA
  AMSTERDAM or de LANGE
  ASEXUAL
  ATELIOTIC
  BIRD HEADED or SECKLE
  INFANTILE MYXEDEMA or BRISSAUD type
  DIASTROPHIC
  HYPOPHYSIAL or HYPOPITUITARY
  HYPOTHYROID
  GROWTH FACTOR DEFICIENT or LARON type
  MICROMELIC or VERY SMALL LIMBS
  NANOCEPHALIC or BIRD HEADED LIKE
  PHOCOMELIC or SHORT LONG BONES
  PITUITARY or HYPOPHYSIAL or LEVI LORAIN type
  RACHITIC or HARRISON type or due to RICKETS
  RENAL due to renal deficiency
  RHIZOMELIC or PROXIMAL or SHORTENING or BONE "ROOTS"
  THANTOPHORIC or DEADLY
  hx> "LITTLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA" IS
       AN ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED IN THE USA
  SOME 30 YEARS AGO AND ITS NAME PROBABLY WOULD
  NOT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TODAY
  med> DWARF IMPLIES DISPROPORTIONAL SHORT STATURE
       MIDGET IMPLIES PROPORTIONAL SMALL SIZE
  TO CLASS AND FACILITATE THE DIAGNOSIS
  DWARFISMS CAN BE CLASSED AS CAUSING MOSTLY
  SHORT LIMBS OR SHORT TRUNK as caused by
  SPONDYLAR or VERTEBRAL DYSPLASIAS
  see> ACHONDROPLASIA
  note other "SMALL PEOPLE"        

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