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Dwarfism is short stature which is the result of any of more than 200 distinct conditions; therefore, the characteristics and symptoms of individual people who have dwarfism is quite varied. Hypotonia (lack of muscle) is common in those with dwarfism, while lifespan and intelligence are almost always normal. Achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder, accounts for approximately 70% of dwarfism cases.

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