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AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISEASE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does autosomal recessive disease mean? 

AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISEASE (noun)
  The noun AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISEASE has 1 sense:

1. a disease caused by the presence of two recessive mutant genes on an autosome

  Familiarity information: AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISEASE used as a noun is very rare.


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AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISEASE (noun)


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Meaning:

A disease caused by the presence of two recessive mutant genes on an autosome

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

autosomal recessive defect; autosomal recessive disease

Hypernyms ("autosomal recessive disease" is a kind of...):

congenital disease; genetic abnormality; genetic defect; genetic disease; genetic disorder; hereditary condition; hereditary disease; inherited disease; inherited disorder (a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "autosomal recessive disease"):

limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages)

Niemann-Pick disease (a disorder of lipid metabolism that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait)

infantile amaurotic idiocy; Sachs disease; Tay-Sachs; Tay-Sachs disease (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 childhood)

thrombasthenia (a rare autosomal recessive disease in which the platelets do not produce clots in the normal way and hemorrhage results)

tyrosinemia (autosomal recessive defect in tyrosine metabolism resulting in liver and kidney disturbances and mental retardation)

Werdnig-Hoffman disease (autosomal recessive disease in which the degeneration of spinal nerve cells and brain nerve cells leads to atrophy of skeletal muscles and flaccid paralysis; death usually occurs in early childhood)


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