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Diseases » 49,XXXXY syndrome » Glossary

Glossary for 49,XXXXY syndrome

  • Cleft palate: Birth defect of lip and mouth.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hyperextensible joints: Hyperextensible joints are joints that can extend farther in a larger range of motion than average.
  • Intellectual impairment: The impairment of ones cognition
  • Joint laxity: Slackness or looseness of the joints
  • Klinefelter syndrome, variants: A genetic condition where males have at least one extra X chromosome or extra copies of both the X and Y chromosomes in each cell. Normally male cells contain one X and one Y chromosome in each cell. The condition is not inherited but is a result of problems during cell division.
  • Low birth weight: When the weight of a new born baby is below average
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.


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