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Glossary for Mental retardation, Smith-Fineman-Myers type

  • Dolichocephaly: A medical term for a long narrow head shape.
  • Hypogonadism: Medical term for a defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes).
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities: Disorders of physical or intellectual development.
  • Jaw symptoms: Symptoms affecting the jaw
  • Large mouth: Large mouth refers to a mouth that is unusually big.
  • Mental retardation conditions: Medical conditions related to or causing mental retardation.
  • Microcephaly: Small head circumference
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.
  • Speech symptoms: Problems with speech or voice.
  • Wide-set eyes: A condition where the eyes are wider apart than normal.

 

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