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Glossary for Lack of facial expression

Medical terms related to Lack of facial expression or mentioned in this section include:

  • 47,XXX syndrome: A genetic condition where females have an extra X chromosome in each of their cells. Normally female cells have two X chromosomes. This is not usually an inherited condition but a defect that occurs during cell division. Often the condition is asymptomatic.
  • Arnold Stickler Bourne syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by muscle problems in hands, mouth and pharynx, kidney anomalies and corneal crystals.
  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita -- pulmonary hypoplasia: A rare congenital syndrome involving degeneration of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by facial, head, skeletal and muscular abnormalities. Reduced fetal activity causes many of the problems.
  • Arthrogryposis, distal, type 2A: A form of distal arthrogryposis (joint contractures in ends of limbs) that involves additional symptoms such as facial and spinal anomalies.
  • Ashley syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by an unusual facial appearance and muscle and skeletal abnormalities.
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 1: Asperger Syndrome is considered to be a mild form of autism and manifests in symptoms such as problems with social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns and interests. Language and cognition skills are considerable less affected than in autism. Researchers have discovered that there are a number genetic anomalies linked to an increased risk of developing Asperger Syndrome. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 3q25-q27.
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 2: Asperger Syndrome is considered to be a mild form of autism and manifests in symptoms such as problems with social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns and interests. Language and cognition skills are considerable less affected than in autism. Researchers have discovered that there are a number genetic anomalies linked to an increased risk of developing Asperger Syndrome. Type 2 is linked to a defect on chromosome 17p13.
  • Asperger Syndrome, Susceptibility to, 3: Asperger Syndrome is considered to be a mild form of autism and manifests in symptoms such as problems with social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns and interests. Language and cognition skills are considerable less affected than in autism. Researchers have discovered that there are a number genetic anomalies linked to an increased risk of developing Asperger Syndrome. Type 3 is linked to a defect on chromosome 1q21-q22.
  • Asperger Syndrome, X-linked, Susceptibility to, 1: Asperger Syndrome is considered to be a mild form of autism and manifests in symptoms such as problems with social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns and interests. Language and cognition skills are considerable less affected than in autism. Researchers have discovered that there are a number genetic anomalies linked to an increased risk of developing Asperger Syndrome. X-linked type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome Xq13.
  • Asperger Syndrome, X-linked, Susceptibility to, 2: Asperger Syndrome is considered to be a mild form of autism and manifests in symptoms such as problems with social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns and interests. Language and cognition skills are considerable less affected than in autism. Researchers have discovered that there are a number genetic anomalies linked to an increased risk of developing Asperger Syndrome. X-linked type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome Xp22.3.
  • Asperger syndrome: A neuropsychiatric disorder mainly involving the inability to understand and becoming involved in social interaction.
  • Autism: Childhood mental condition with social and communication difficulties.
  • Baraitser burn fixen syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by skeletal abnormalities, a skin disorder and an expressionless face.
  • Bell's Palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
  • Bell's palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
  • Binswanger Disease: Multi-infarct dementia, caused by damage to deep white matter.
  • Binswanger's Disease: A type of senile dementia characterized by chronic cerebrovascular disease.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Camptodactyly -- fibrous tissue hyperplasia -- skeletal dysplasia: A rare syndrome characterized by a hand deformity and skeletal abnormalities.
  • Camptodactyly, fibrous tissue hyperplasia, and skeletal dysplasia: A rare syndrome characterized by a hand deformity and skeletal abnormalities.
  • Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: A rare early-onset form of the mental disorder called schizophrenia. Symptoms start before the age of thirteen. Symptoms usually start gradually and are often preceded by slow motor, speech and language development.
  • Chromosome 15 Ring: A rare chromosomal disorder where genetic material from one or both ends of chromosome 15 is missing and the two broken ends have rejoined to form a ring. The resulting type and severity of symptoms is determined by the amount and location of genetic material missing.
  • Chromosome 8 trisomy syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where there are three copies of chromosome 8 rather than the normal two which results in various abnormalities.
  • Chromosome 8, trisomy: A rare chromosomal disorder where there are three copies of chromosome 8 rather than the normal two which results in various abnormalities. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount and exact location of the genetic material that is duplicated.
  • Chronic wasting disease (CWD) of mule deer and elk: A neurodegenerative disease which is caused by infectious agents called prions. and occurs in deer, elk and moose. The condition is progressive and leads to inevitable death. It is unknown as to whether the disease is transmissible to humans. Symptoms begin a long time after initial infection.
  • Depression: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
  • Erb-Goldflam: An inherited disorder characterized by a defect in the transmission of signals to the muscles which results in muscle weakness.
  • Expressions: Facial expression symptoms
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
  • Facial paralysis: Paralysis of one or both sides of the face
  • Facial weakness: Weakness affecting the face
  • Froster-Iskenius-Waterson syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by multiple joint contractures at birth, hyperthermia and twisting of neck muscles.
  • Genetic Parkinson disease: A type of Parkinson disease that results from a genetic anomaly. There are a more than ten different genes that can cause Parkinson disease.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis: Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis. There are two subtypes which differ in the origin of the genetic defect: type I is caused by a defect on chromosome 3q and type II is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 10q. The facial paralysis may affect one or both sides of the face.
  • Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis 2: Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis II is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis. It is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 10q. The facial paralysis may affect one or both sides of the face.
  • Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis I: Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis I is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis. It is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 3q. The facial paralysis may affect one or both sides of the face.
  • Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis II: Hereditary Congenital Facial Paresis II is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis. It is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 10q. The facial paralysis may affect one or both sides of the face.
  • Hypogonadism: medical term for a defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes).
  • Koussef nichols syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle problems, a high body temperature and various other physical abnormalities.
  • Kousseff-Nichols syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle problems, a high body temperature and various other physical abnormalities.
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: A condition where a patient with a carcinoma suffers from progressive muscular weakness.
  • Laplane-Fontaine-Lagardere syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by very short stature and progressive stiffness of joints including the spine and hips.
  • Levy-Yeboa Syndrome: A rare inherited syndrome characterized by abnormalities of various bodys systems. Symptoms include low muscle tone, stiff joints, deafness, skin blisters (mainly on hands and feet) and a blank facial expression.
  • Loss of facial expression: An absence of expression on the face is medically called "flat affect"
  • Major depressive disorder: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of a major episode of depression
  • Marden-Walker Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by blepharophimosis, joint contractures and fixed facial expression.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Meningococcal disease: Dangerous bacterial infection causing meningitis or bacteremia.
  • Mobius syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by defective cranial nerves (6th and 7th), deafness, facial nerve paralysis and other abnormalities.
  • Moebius Syndrome: Moebius syndrome is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscular Dystrophy: Any of various muscle wasting diseases
  • Muscular dystrophy -- congenital infantile cataract -- hypogonadism: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle wasting, infantile cataracts and hypogonadism.
  • Muscular dystrophy, congenital, infantile with cataract -- hypogonadism: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle wasting, infantile cataracts and hypogonadism.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles.
  • Möbius Syndrome: Möbius syndrome is a very rare condition characterized by underdevelopment of the facial nerves (particularly sixth and seventh cranial nerves) which causes facial paralysis.
  • Nasopalpebral lipoma -- coloboma syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a hole in the eyelids, telecanthus and fat deposits (lipomas) on the nose and eyelids.
  • Nonaffective Psychosis: Any mental disorder that is characterised by a significant derangement of ones personality and a loss of ones touch with reality
  • Parkinson disease, genetic types: A type of Parkinson disease that results from a genetic anomaly. There are a more than ten different genes that can cause Parkinson disease.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Pena Shokeir syndrome, type 1: A rare congenital syndrome involving degeneration of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by facial, head, skeletal and muscular abnormalities. Reduced fetal activity causes many of the problems.
  • Petit mal epilepsy: A condition which is characterized by absence seizures
  • Pfeiffer-Palm-Teller syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by facial peculiarities, defective tooth enamel and progressive joint stiffness.
  • Physical conditions: Any condition that physically affects an individual
  • Primary Parkinsonism: A type of Parkinson disease that results from a genetic anomaly. There are a more than ten different genes that can cause Parkinson disease.
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A disorder characterized by reduced motor control, dementia and eye movement problems.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rigid mask-like face -- deafness -- polydactyly: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by deafness, extra digits and a rigid, mask-like face.
  • Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by myotonia, blepharophimosis and joint limitation.
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Segawa syndrome, autosomal recessive: A very rare birth disorder characterized mainly by involuntary jerky movements that start during infancy. The disorder is caused by a genetic defect resulting in a deficiency of an enzyme called tyrosine hydroxylase. The disorder is usually treatable by administering low doses of L-DOPA medication.
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Smile symptoms: Unusual smiles or lack of smiling
  • Tetrasomy X: A rare chromosomal disorder which causes mental retardation, small head and various other anomalies.
  • Thiolase deficiency: A rare syndrome involving a deficiency of an enzyme called thiolase which results in mental retardation and muscle problems.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Vocal cord dysfunction familial: A rare inherited disorder where the vocal cord closes while breathing in which causes breathing difficulty which can be severe in some cases. Mental retardation is also associated.
  • Wilson's Disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
  • Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
  • Zellweger-like syndrome, without peroxisomal anomalies: A rare syndrome characterized by unusual facial appearance, very low muscle tone, mental retardation and metabolic defects.

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