progeria

noun
pro·ge·ria | \prō-ˈjir-ē-ə \

Definition of progeria 

: a rare genetic disorder of childhood marked by slowed physical growth and characteristic signs (such as baldness, wrinkled skin, and atherosclerosis) of rapid aging with death usually occurring around puberty

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That’s according to small, preliminary study in 27 kids with progeria. Washington Post, "Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug," 24 Apr. 2018 Children with progeria live an average of 14 years. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "A pediatric researcher whose son died of progeria sees promise in new treatment," 24 Apr. 2018 Among 27 children with progeria who got the drug lonafarnib, one died during the 2007-2010 study. Washington Post, "Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug," 24 Apr. 2018 Among 27 children with progeria who got the drug lonafarnib, one died during the 2007-2010 study. Lindsey Tanner, chicagotribune.com, "Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug," 24 Apr. 2018 Average life expectancy for progeria children is about 14 years. Washington Post, "Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug," 24 Apr. 2018 Average life expectancy for progeria children is about 14 years. Lindsey Tanner, chicagotribune.com, "Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug," 24 Apr. 2018 Gordon had never heard of progeria when Sam, her only child, was diagnosed with it at 22 months. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "A pediatric researcher whose son died of progeria sees promise in new treatment," 24 Apr. 2018 The prognosis was inauspicious: Children with progeria die on average at 13. David Hernandez, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Woman who lived 33 years with rare disease dies," 18 Jan. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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progeria

noun
pro·ge·ria | \prō-ˈjir-ē-ə \

Medical Definition of progeria 

: a rare genetic disorder of childhood marked by slowed physical growth and characteristic signs (as baldness, wrinkled skin, and atherosclerosis) of rapid aging with death usually occurring during puberty

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