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Definition of Rickets, vitamin D resistant

Rickets, vitamin D resistant: A rickets-like condition caused by an inborn defect of metabolism, usually in males. Vitamin D cannot be absorbed, and so does not work to treat the illness.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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