After the administration of one-half grain to a pregnant rabbit he observed loss of appetite and kyphosis.
In rickets, associated with kyphosis, there is a form of exaggerated rotated pelvis (pubis high).
In almost every case, however, this kyphosis is but apparent and the result of muscular debility.
Whether or not this hypothesis correctly accounts for kyphosis in turtles can be ascertained only by further study.
If the kyphosis is but functional, the prominence disappears at once.
kyphosis ky·pho·sis (kī-fō'sĭs)
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in a protuberant upper back. Also called humpback.