NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,913 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A condition in children in which bones become soft and deformed because they don’t have enough calcium and phosphorus. It is caused by not having enough vitamin D in the diet or by not getting enough sunlight. In adults, this condition is called osteomalacia. Also called infantile rickets, juvenile rickets, and rachitis.