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Glossary for Wohlwill-Andrade syndrome

  • Amyloidosis: A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage and is potentially fatal. Symptoms depend on the organs involved. There are numerous forms of the condition: primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis and familial amyloidosis.
  • Andrade's syndrome: An inherited condition characterized by deposits of an abnormal protein called amyloid in various parts of the body including organs. The condition mainly involves neurological symptoms.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Muscle atrophy: Decrease in size and bulk of muscle.
  • Orthostatic hypotension: Sudden low blood pressure when a person stands up or changes posture.
  • Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
  • Walking symptoms: Problems with walking.

 

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