Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder in which there is a growth hormone deficiency, or there is a

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Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder in which there is a growth hormone deficiency, or there is a genetic mutation in either the father’s sperm or mother’s egg. (mayo clinic, March 20,2014.) Achondroplasia was the first discovered in ancient Egyptian records. People with achondroplasia were considered people with supernatural powers. Many people call dwarfs midgets but to them, it is very disrespectful because midget literally means little person. Some acceptable names that you can use that will not offend them would be little people, LP, person with short stature, or dwarf. Even though dwarfs feel as if they do not have disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will protect the rights of dwarfs. (who discovered it? March…show more content…
80% of achondroplasias have normal sized parents, which mean that their parents have the genetic disorder dormant in their bodies. (News Medical, March 28, 2014.)
There are two broad types of achondroplasia: Proportionate and disproportionate. Disproportionate achondroplasias have short legs and arms with a long core while proportionate achondroplasias are just small all over. ( News Medical, March 28, 2014.)
Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. 1 out of 26,000 to 40,000 babies have achondroplasia and it is noticeable at birth. People with achnodroplasia are characterized by having small arms and legs, a small body, and sometimes crowded teeth. A less common form of dwarfism is Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasias (SED). About 1 in 95,000 babies get this form of dwarfism. They are usually characterized by a shortened trunk, club feet, and weak hands and feet. The most rare form of dwarfism is Diastropic Dysplasia. This occurs in about 1 in 100,000 births. People with this type usually have shortened forearms and calves, deformed hand and feet, limited range in motion, and a cleft palate. (Webmd, April 8, 2005, March 28, 2014.) To be considered a dwarf, the height of the person must be 4 feet 11 inches and under.
Even though someone is still a dwarf, they can still haven babies. Since their pelvis is so much smaller than a regular sized person, they usually are required to
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