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Glossary for Mental retardation X-linked dysmorphism

  • Abnormal walk: An abnormal walk is any type of gait that is irregular, unsteady, or unusual, possibly indicating pathology.
  • Clinodactyly: Curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth finger.
  • Mental Retardation, X-Linked: A group of inherited disorder characterized by mental retardation. The disorders are inherited in a X-linked manner which means that only males display the full range of symptoms whereas female carriers may have mild or no symptoms. The mental retardation may occur on its own (nonsyndromic) or be associated with other abnormalities (syndromic). The severity of the mental retardation may vary between and even within disorders.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.


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