amaurotic familial idiocy

amaurotic familial idiocy

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  • Amaurotic familial idiocy — An outdated term for Tay Sachs disease (TSD) which is concisely defined by OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) as “an autosomal recessive, progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which in the classic infantile form, is usually fatal by age …   Medical dictionary

  • amaurotic familial idiocy — see Tay Sachs disease …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Идиотия Амавротическая Семейная (Amaurotic Familial Idiocy) — см. Болезнь Тэя Сакса. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Idiocy, amaurotic familial — An outdated term for Tay Sachs disease (TSD) which is concisely defined by OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) as “an autosomal recessive, progressive neurodegenerative disorder, which in the classic infantile form, is usually fatal by age …   Medical dictionary

  • AFI — amaurotic familial idiocy; Atrial Fibrillation Investigators [1993 pooled study] …   Medical dictionary

  • Tay-Sachs disease — amaurotic familial idiocy an inherited disorder of lipid metabolism (see lipidosis) in which abnormal accumulation of lipid in the brain leads to blindness, mental retardation, and death in infancy. The gene responsible for the disorder is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • AFI — • amaurotic familial idiocy; • Atrial Fibrillation Investigators [1993 pooled study] …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • TAY-SACHS DISEASE — (Amaurotic Familial Idiocy). Amaurotic Familial Idiocy, known as the Tay Sachs Disease after W. Tay, an English ophthalmologist who discovered it in 1881, and B. Sachs, a U.S. neurologist who followed in 1887, is a hereditary disease,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tay-Sachs disease — tā saks n a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism that typically affects individuals of eastern European Jewish ancestry, that is marked by the accumulation of lipids esp. in nervous tissue due to a deficiency of hexosaminidase A, that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tay-Sachs disease — noun a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood • Syn: ↑Tay Sachs, ↑Sachs disease,… …   Useful english dictionary

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