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Diseases » Nathalie syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for Nathalie syndrome

  • Back conditions: A group of conditions that affect the back
  • Cataracts: Cloudy areas on the eye's cornea interfering with vision.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by congenital deafness and a long Q-T interval which is where the heart takes longer than normal to recharge after a heartbeat.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Sexual Conditions: Any condition that affects sexual function
  • Skeletal anomalies: Skeletal anomalies refers to deformities or malformations of the bones.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A rare condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal and brainstem motor neurons. During fetal development excess primary neurons are formed. The body automatically destroys the extra primary neurons so that only some survive and mature into neurons. In spinal muscular dystrophy, the process that destroys the excess primary neurons doesn't switch off and continues destroying the neurons resulting in progressive motor problems. Various types of the condition range from mild to severe enough to cause death within a couple of years of birth.

 

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