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Diseases » Trisomy 22 » Glossary

Glossary for Trisomy 22

  • Autosomal chromosome conditions: Any conditions that are related to any non-sex-determining chromosome
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by macroglossia, omphalocele, macrosomia and ear creases.
  • Chromosome 22, trisomy: A very rare disorder where there is an extra copy of chromosome 22 in all the body cells. The condition is usually fatal soon after birth or during the fetal stage.
  • Chromosome conditions: Various genetic conditions where a chromosome is partially or totally misplaced.
  • Down Syndrome: A chromosome syndrome causing physical effects and mental retardation.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Trisomy conditions: Any condition that is characterised by the occurrence of 3 of the same chromosome in an individuals genetic sequence


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