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Milkman's syndrome

noun Milk·man's syndrome \ ˈmilk-mənz- \

medical Definition of Milkman's syndrome

:an abnormal condition marked by porosity of bone and tendency to spontaneous often symmetrical fractures

Biographical Note for milkman's syndrome

  • Milkman, Louis Arthur (1895–1951), American radiologist. Milkman published his description of a kind of advanced osteomalacia in 1930. Although this disease had been known to others for some years, his classic description led the profession to associate his name with it.

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