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Diseases » Monosomy 8q12 21 » Glossary
 

Glossary for Monosomy 8q12 21

  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hearing impairment: Reduced ability to hear sounds.
  • Hydrocephaly: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a buildup of fluid inside the skull, abnormal brain development (corpus callosum) and a diaphragmatic hernia.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Ocular weakness: Weakness of the ocular muscles.

 

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