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Glossary for Chromosome 22q deletion

  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Atrial Septal Defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 atria, or upper chambers of the heart
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Cleft palate: Birth defect of lip and mouth.
  • Congenital heart defects: Heart defects that a baby is born with.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Graves disease: is an autoimmune disease characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs) bind to and activate thyrotropin receptors, causing the thyroid gland to grow and the thyroid follicles to increase synthesis of thyroid hormone.
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Immune deficiency: Any of various diseases that suppress the immune system.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Truncus Arteriosus: A rare congenital heart vessel abnormality where the heart has only one artery coming out of it which forms the aorta and pulmonary artery and delivers blood to the body and the lungs. Normally the blood flow to the body and the lungs is carried out through separate blood vessels.
  • Ventricular septal defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.


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