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Glossary for Chromosome 15q, partial duplication (distal q arm)

  • Chromosome 15, distal trisomy 15q: A very rare chromosomal disorder where the end part of the long arm (q) of chromosome 15 occurs three times in each cell instead of two. Symptoms and severity depend on the size of the chromosomal portion that is duplicated.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Sloping forehead: Sloping forehead is a forehead that is unusually sloped.
  • Small head: The occurrence of a head which is smaller than normal

 

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