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Diseases » Mucolipidosis IV » Glossary
 

Glossary for Mucolipidosis IV

  • Achlorhydria: A deficiency of hydrochloric acid in the digestive juices in the stomach. The resulting high pH prevents normal food digestion. The abnormality may be caused by such things as pernicious anemia, autoimmune thyroid disease and chronic gastritis.
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Cornea/lens symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cornea or lens of the eye
  • Iron deficiency: When there is a deficiency of iron in the body
  • Lipid metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of lipids (blood fats), including cholesterol.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Psychomotor retardation: Psychomotor retardation refers to a slowing of physical movement and speech and activity caused by a mental health or emotional condition, such as depression.
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Retinal degeneration: A group of disorders involving degeneration of the retina. Retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration are examples. The disorder is usually inherited.

 

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