neurofibromatosis

noun
neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis | \ˌnu̇r-ō-(ˌ)fī-ˌbrō-mə-ˈtō-səs, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurofibromatosis 

: a disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized especially by brown spots on the skin, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissue and bone

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Since then, the event has raised more than $14.5 million in the search for a cure for neurofibromatosis. Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com, "Strip down for a good cause at Cupid's Undie Run this weekend," 5 Feb. 2018 Hamon, a bookseller, has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disease that can lead to facial deformities. Tanguy Garrel-jaffrelot, BostonGlobe.com, "Frenchman is first in world to get two full face transplants," 20 Apr. 2018 On March 24, the Children's Tumor Foundation will host the annual Houston NF Walk to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis (NF) research at Mann Eye Institute, 700 Westgreen Blvd. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Katy to host annual NF Walk," 20 Mar. 2018 Nick was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Dan Gilbert's son returns home following 38 days in the hospital recovering from brain surgery," 14 Mar. 2018 Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Man's second face transplant is a world first," 17 Apr. 2018 Emma Becker, 12, of Higganum has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in her battle with neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes brain tumors. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Emma Becker Focuses On Cheering Other Young Hospital Patients Rather Than Her Own Illness," 12 Apr. 2018 Nick was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Dan Gilbert's son returns home following 38 days in the hospital recovering from brain surgery," 14 Mar. 2018 Nick was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Dan Gilbert's son returns home following 38 days in the hospital recovering from brain surgery," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of neurofibromatosis

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromat-, Greco-Latin stem of neurofibroma + -osis

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neurofibromatosis

noun
neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis | \-fī-ˌbrō-mə-ˈtō-səs \
plural neurofibromatoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of neurofibromatosis 

1 also neurofibromatosis type 1 or neurofibromatosis 1 : an inherited developmental disorder characterized especially by brown spots on the skin that are typically present at birth, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissues and bone abbreviation NF, NF-1

called also Recklinghausen's disease, von Recklinghausen's disease

2 also neurofibromatosis type 2 or neurofibromatosis 2 : an inherited disorder characterized by bilateral acoustic neuromas developing in childhood or early adulthood that are typically accompanied by other nonmalignant tumors of the central nervous system abbreviation NF, NF-2

Note: Both types of neurofibromatosis are inherited as an autosomal dominant trait requiring that one parent pass on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Type 1 is much more common than type 2.

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