Prader-Willi syndrome

Our Prader-Willi syndrome Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Prader-Willi syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome: A syndrome characterized by severe hypotonia (floppiness), poor suck and feeding problems in early infancy followed later in infancy by excessive eating that, if unchecked, leads gradually to huge obesi
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Prader-Willi syndrome

Syndrome in which there is an absence of paternal chromosome 15q11q13. Short stature, obesity and mild mental retardation are features of the syndrome. Uniparental disomy leads to differences between this and Angelman syndrome where it is the equivalent maternal region that is deleted. See imprinting.
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prader-willi syndrome

<syndrome> A condition in children with floppiness (hypotonia), obesity, small hands and feet and mental retardation. It is due to loss of part or all of chromosome 15, specifcally the chromosome 15 from the father. The fat and red-faced boy in a state of somnolency described by charles dickens in his novel the pickwick papers is thought by s
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Prader-Willi syndrome

(prah´dәr vil´e) a congenital syndrome consisting of obesity, short stature, lack of muscle tone, hypogonadism, and central nervous system dysfunction. Information and support for families and individuals affected by this syndrome can be obtained from the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association U.S.A., 5700 Midnig...
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Prader-Willi syndrome

(from the article `Life Sciences`) ...to disease fall into two classes. One class involves genes that are themselves regulated epigenetically, such as the imprinted (parent-specific) ... ...because no cell culture is required. This technique can detect smaller genetic deletions involving one to five genes. It is also useful in ... .....
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Prader-Willi syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome A congenital (present from birth) disease characterized by obesity, decreased muscle tone, decreased mental capacity, and hypogonadism. Mental retardation is common. It can be caused by a deletion of chromosome 15 inherited from the father; the same deletion inherited from the mother causes Angelman's syndrome which is an aut
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Prader-willi syndrome

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Prader-Willi Syndrome

A genetic disorder that has no cure and leads to obesity. The area of the brain that relays the fullness message after eating does not function correctly. Because the baby's brain does not signal them to stop eating, they will overeat and become overweight. A baby that is affected by Prader-Willi syndrome will lack muscle tone and will have poor mo
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Prader-Willi syndrome

Type: Term Pronunciation: pră′dĕr vil′ĭ Definitions: 1. a congenital syndrome characterized by short stature, mental retardation, polyphagia with marked obesity, and sexual infantilism; severe muscular hypotonia and poor responsiveness to external stimuli decrease with age; a small deletion is demonstrable in the paternal
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Prader-Willi Syndrome

A condition characterized by obesity and insatiable appetite, mental deficiency, small genitals, and
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Prader-Willi Syndrome

A condition characterized by obesity and insatiable appetite, mental deficiency, small genitals, and
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