Progeria[prō-jē′rē-ă]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A condition of precocious aging with onset at birth or early childhood; characterized by growth retardation, a senile appearance with dry wrinkled skin, total alopecia, and birdlike facies; early occurrence of atherosclerosis in blood vessels and premature death due to coronary artery disease; genetics unclear.

Synonyms
Hutchinson-Gilford disease , Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome , premature senility syndrome

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