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diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in Medicine

diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis n.
A generalized spinal and extraspinal articular disorder characterized by calcification and ossification of ligaments, particularly of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Also called ankylosing hyperostosis, Forrestier's disease, hyperostotic spondylosis.

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