Day 6 Notes Key - sciovirtual.org Skeletal Disorders Herniated disc rupture of tissue between vertebrae disrupts nerves in spine Spinal Stenosis

Day 6 Notes Key - sciovirtual.org Skeletal Disorders...

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sciovirtual.org Skeletal Disorders Herniated disc - rupture of tissue between vertebrae, disrupts nerves in spine Spinal Stenosis - narrowing of spinal column damages spinal cord Achondroplasia - defect in formation of cartilage on long bones; a type of dwarfism Pituitary Dwarfism - lack of growth hormone Scoliosis - lateral curvature of spine Osteogenesis Imperfecta - abnormal bone formation, aka brittle bone disease Rickets - soft bones, caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate Label!
sciovirtual.org Muscular diseases Causes Symptoms Myasthenia Gravis Autoimmune: Antibodies destroy receptors for acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction → poor contraction Muscle weakness (especially in face), weakness of eye muscles (eyelid drooping), respiratory failure Muscular Dystrophy Inherited → mutation in genes that code for

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