Were you looking for information about Achondroplasia? Achondraplasia is a common misspelling of achondroplasia.
Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that is one of the most common causes of dwarfism. It occurs when the cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, especially in the long bones of the arms and legs. Achondroplasia is caused by a new mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene. People with this disease have common characteristics, such as a large head, a short stature with proportionately short arms and legs, and a prominent forehead.
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