A disorder that features the replacement of multiple areas of bone by fibrous tissue, which may cause fractures and deformity of the legs, arms, and skull. A genetic disorder that is characterized by polyostotic fibrous dysplasia along with skin pigmentation and hormonal problems, with premature sexual development, is known as McCune-Albright’s syndrome. The flat areas of increased skin pigment are called caf’ au lait spots. The hormonal problems that can be related to polyostotic fibrous dysplasia include early puberty (with premature menstrual bleeding and development of breasts and pubic hair), thyroid abnormalities, and an increased rate of growth. Also known as McCune-Albright syndrome.
A mass of tissue that develops on the inside wall of a hollow organ, such as the colon.
- Polyp colon family history
Colon cancer family history.
Removal of a polyps by surgery. For example, removing polyps from the colon.
A peptide consisting of 2 or more amino acids. Amino acids make up polypeptides which, in turn, make up proteins.
A kind of chemical that (at least in theory) may protect against some common health problems and possibly certain effects of aging. Polyphenols act as antioxidants. They protect cells and body chemicals against damage caused by free radicals, reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body. For example, when low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol […]