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Glossary for Chromosome 18p minus syndrome

  • Drooping eyelids: Drooping of the eyelids
  • Epicanthal folds: Skin folds on the upper eyelid.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Low nasal bridge: Low nasal bridge refers to an unusually low uppermost boney part of the nose.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Small head: The occurrence of a head which is smaller than normal

 

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