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Description of Williams syndrome

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Williams syndrome: a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary.
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Williams syndrome: A multiple congenital anomaly/mental retardation syndrome with a complex phenotype and age-related variability of expression. Typical facial appearance (elfin facies) is the most characteristic feature of this syndrome. Delayed growth, feeding difficulty, failure to thrive, colic, otitis media, and mental retardation are the early symptoms in infancy. Developmental disabilities and cardiovascular complications become apparent later in childhood. Hypertension, gastrointestinal problems, and genitourinary disorders usually complicate adult development. The phenotype may overlap with hypercalcemia with or without mental retardation and supravalvular aortic stenosis with or without mental retardation.
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Williams syndrome: syndrome of elfinlike facies, mental retardation, growth deficiency, cardiovascular anomalies, and idiopathic infantile hypercalcemia.
Source: CRISP

Williams syndrome: A contiguous gene syndrome associated with a heterozygous microdeletion in the chromosomal region 7q11.23, encompassing the ELASTIN gene. Clinical manifestations include supravalvular aortic stenosis (AORTIC STENOSIS, SUPRAVALVULAR), MENTAL RETARDATION, elfin facies, impaired visuospatial constructive abilities, and transient hypercalcemia in infancy. The condition affects both sexes, with onset at birth or in early infancy.
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Williams syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Williams syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Williams syndrome, or a subtype of Williams syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Williams syndrome as a Disease

Williams syndrome (medical condition): See Williams Syndrome (disease information).
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Williams syndrome: Related Diseases

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Williams syndrome: Article Excerpts

Williams syndrome is a rare, congenital (present at birth) disorder characterized by physical and... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Williams Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Williams syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by physical and development problems. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Williams Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Williams syndrome is a rare, congenital (present at birth) disorder characterized by physical and developmental problems ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Williams Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Broader terms for Williams syndrome

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  • syndrome
  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

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