Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions
Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
Gingiva: Oral tissue surrounding and attached to TEETH.
Rickets: Disorders caused by interruption of BONE MINERALIZATION manifesting as OSTEOMALACIA in adults and characteristic deformities in infancy and childhood due to disturbances in normal BONE FORMATION. The mineralization process may be interrupted by disruption of VITAMIN D; PHOSPHORUS; or CALCIUM homeostasis, resulting from dietary deficiencies, or acquired, or inherited metabolic, or hormonal disturbances.