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von Recklinghausen's disease


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1 a syndrome due to excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism), characterized by loss of mineral from bones, which become weakened and fracture easily, and formation of kidney stones. Medical name: osteitis fibrosa.

2see neurofibromatosis. F. D. von Recklinghausen (1833–1910), German pathologist

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