Turner's syndrome

Turner's syndrome
Tur·ner's syndrome 'tər-nərz- or Tur·ner syndrome -nər- n a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one complete X chromosome and no Y chromosome and with characteristics including a female phenotype, underdeveloped and usu. infertile ovaries, absence of menstrual onset, short stature, excess skin about the neck, cubitus valgus, aortic coarctation, and a low hairline on the back of the neck
Turner Henry Hubert (1892-1970)
American endocrinologist. Turner practiced internal medicine privately and served as a consulting endocrinologist and chief of a metabolic clinic at a university hospital in Oklahoma. He described Turner's syndrome in 1938.

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a genetic defect in women in which there is only one X chromosome instead of the usual two. Affected women are infertile: they have female external genitalia but no ovaries and therefore no menstrual periods (see amenorrhoea). Characteristically they are short and have variable developmental defects, which may include webbing of the neck.
H. H. Turner (1892-1970), US endocrinologist

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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