Tay Sachs Disease
Tay Sachs Disease
A rare inherited birth disorder that is not generally seen at birth or in the first few months of life. Excessive amounts of fat will build up on the tissue and nerves in the brain, which will damage and kill the nerve cells. Because the nerve cells become damaged, the child will regress and mental ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tā saks Definitions: 1. a lysosomal storage disease, resulting from hexosaminidase A deficiency. The monosialoganglioside is stored in central and peripheral neuronal cells. Infants present with hyperacusis and irritability, hypotonia, and failure to develop motor skil...
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[n] - a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occuring most frequently in individuals of eastern European Jewish descent
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This genetic disorder, where an individual lacks an essential enzyme which is needed to break down lipids, can result in severe abnormalities. It is common among Jews of Eastern European origin. A preconception test is often advised for high-risk parents to find out if they carry this recessive gene...
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a severe genetic disorder that causes nervous system disturbances and death, usually before the age of 3
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A disease of childhood in which there is a progressive degeneration of nerve cells throughout the whole nervous system and in the retina.
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Tay-Sachs disease: A genetic metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase A (hex-A) that results in a failure to process a lipid called GM2 ganglioside that accumulates in the brain and other tissues. Abbreviated TSD. The classic form of TSD begins in infancy. The child usual...
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Lysosomal disease (lipidosis) in which hexosaminidase A, an enzyme that degrades ganglioside GM2, is absent. A lethal autosomal recessive; mostly affects brain, where ganglion cells become swollen and die.
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<disease> A genetic disorder found in east European Jewish families which can result in early death bu affecting the brain and nerves by causing abnormal lipid metabolism. It is a lysosomal disease in which there is a deficiency of hexosaminidase A, an enzyme that degrades ganglioside GM2. ......
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Tay-Sachs noun a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occuring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early c...
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(ta´ saks´) the infantile form of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis, inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and affecting chiefly Ashkenazic Jews. It is a progressive disorder marked by degeneration of brain tissue and the maculas (with formation of a cherry-red spot on both retinas) and by dement...
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hereditary metabolic disorder that causes progressive mental and neurologic deterioration and results in death in early childhood. The disease is ... [3 related articles]
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Tay-Sachs disease (tā'-săks') , rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme necessary for fat metabolism in nerve cells, producing central nervous system degeneration. The disease is named for a British ophthalmologist, Wa...
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Tay-Sachs disease is an inherited disorder, caused by a faulty recessive gene, in which lipids accumulate in the brain, leading to mental retardation and blindness. It occurs mostly in Ashkenazi Jews.
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Tay–Sachs disease (abbreviated TSD, also known as GM2 gangliosidosis or Hexosaminidase A deficiency) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In its most common variant (known as infantile Tay–Sachs disease), it causes a relentless deterioration of mental and physical abilities that commence...
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Inherited disorder, due to a defective gene, causing an enzyme deficiency that leads to blindness, retardation, and death in infancy. It is most common in people of Eastern European Jewish descent
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