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  • Injections The Female Victim Of Turner Syndrome
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    Turner Syndrome There are many possible reasons why a child may grow slow, including: hereditary factors, hormone imbalances, severe stress or emotional deprivation, infections in the womb before birth, bone diseases, and genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. American doctor Henry Turner recognized a pattern of short stature and unfinished sexual maturation in otherwise normal females. He published a comprehensive medical description of the syndrome. Turner's syndrome is a rare chromosomal disor...
  • Cloning Of The Werner Syndrome Gene
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    Psychology 261 Instructor: Ms Anne Thomas, M.A. October 5, 2000 Page 1 Imagine in your early adolescents being diagnosed with a disease that increases your aging. Doctors tell you that there is no known cure and that you will die by the age of fifty. There is a disease that increases your aging, that disease is known as Werner Syndrome. A medical student named Carl Wilhelm Otto Werner (1879-1936) first diagnosed this syndrome in 1905. The University of Kiel invited Werner, to examine four siblin...
  • Extra Copy Of Chromosome 21
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    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. There are three genetic variations that cause Down syndrome: Trisomy 21, Mosaic Trisomy 21 or Translocation Trisomy 21. There are many ways in which theses disorders affect the body. Trisomy 21 occurs when an egg or sperm comes in with an extra copy of chromosome 21, then, once an embryo is formed and starts to develop, the chromosome is replicated in every single cell of the embryo. Trisomy 21 is ...
  • Cells Of People With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome Have you ever been in a situation where you were confronted by a child who has Down Syndrome and were unsure of how to act around that child? I'm sure many of us have experienced the awkwardness that accompanies such a situation. Many people feel guilt or pity for these children, I believe these reactions result from a lack of knowledge about the condition. Which is why I have chosen this topic. Down Syndrome is a condition that cannot be physically passed on from one person to the...
  • Child With Apert Syndrome
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    Apert Syndrome (AKA Al port syndrome) is a genetic defect which can be inherited from a parent who has Apert or a fresh mutation. It falls under the broad classification of craniofacial / limb anomalies. Approximately 1 per 160,000 to 200,000 live births inherit it. Some symptoms that Apert sufferers have are various heart defects, ear infections, severe acne, increased incidence of eye injuries, and many more. The skull is prematurely fused and unable to grow normally, and the fingers and toes ...
  • Joan's Society
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    Choose one of the women discussed and decide which of the "syndromes" you think society would have applied to her and why? Do you agree or disagree? Joan of Arc the Patron Saint of France could have very easily been characterized under many "syndromes" by her society. Joan being a virgin and highly religious could have been viewed under the Chaste Syndrome, she may have been viewed under the Tomboy Syndrome for being a warrior and dressing like a man, or she may have been viewed under the Shame ...
  • Extra Chromosome 21
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    Down Syndrome Report by: SCHOOL SUX The chromosomal abnormality involved in most cases of Down syndrome -21, or the presence of three copies of the 21st chromosome. As a result, the affected person has 47 chromosomes in all body cells instead of the normal 46, although how this causes the condition's symptoms is not yet known. Scientists assume that the reason for the abnormal chromosomal assortment is the fertilization of an ovum having 24 chromosomes by a sperm with a normal assortment of 23, ...
  • Most Severe Of Reye's Syndrome Cases
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    Reye Syndrome Reye Syndrome is an extremely rare, non-contagious disease thought to be triggered by aspirin use. The actual origin of the disease is unknown. Reye " sSyndrome, occasionally called Reye-Jacobsen's Syndrome, is known to follow any viral infection. Two of the most common viral infections it precedes is influenza, "the flu", and chicken pox. A now-familiar warning on bottles of aspirin, most notably Tylenol, is not to give Tylenol to a child who is recovering from the chicken pox, a ...
  • Global Fight Against Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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    Essays And More Essays On Medicine, Medical Issues, & Pharmacy... Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) [ send me this essay ] A 5 page review of AIDS, its causes, epidemiology and current state of treatment... web - 14 k - Cached - Similar pages Essays And More Essays On Medicine, Medical Issues, & Pharmacy... send me this essay ] A 6 page overview of the epidemiology of Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and approaches to its treatment... web - 14 k - Cached - Similar pages SOCIAL SUPPORT,...
  • People With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder. It occurs in about 1 of every 800 births. People with Down syndrome may have mild to severe learning disabilities. Physical symptoms include a small skull, extra folds of skin under the eyes, and a protruding tongue. People with Down syndrome are subject to a variety of medical problems including heart abnormalities and thyroid gland dysfunction. Survival rates have been increased dramatically in recent years as problems specific to Down syn...
  • Same Side Effects As Klinefelter Syndrome
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    KLINEFELTER SYNDROME Klinefelter Syndrome is a syndrome in which a person has an additional X-chromosome. It is not life consuming, but rather people who have this syndrome can live perfectly normal lives proper treatment and care. If precautions are taken early on. Dr. Harry Klinefelter and his co-workers at Massachusetts center hospital in Boston in 1942 first identified the syndrome. These men were of the first to publish a report on this syndrome in its whole, so as to not leave any question...
  • Children With Down Syndrome
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    Sometimes when meiosis (the division of reproductive cells) occurs, chromosomes may be lost, left behind, or too many may be passed on, resulting in the birth of a child with a genetic or congenital defect or disease. One of the most common of these genetic disorders is Down syndrome. This disorder takes its name from Dr. Langdon Down, who was the first to describe it formally, in 1866. Down syndrome is a condition marked by abnormal physical and mental development that is caused by a genetic de...
  • Medication Drug Therapy Treatment For Raynaud Syndrome
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    Treatment for Raynaud's - 2 - Introduction Raynaud syndrome is an auto-immune disorder in which blood vessels in the digits constrict. It usually strikes females between the ages of eighteen and thirty. "Between three to five percent of people are affected". (Harvard, 2003) There is no known cause or cure. (Segala et al, 2003) Clinical features primarily deal with (but are not limited to) the digits of the fingers. Other digits that may be affected include toes, nose, and ear lobes. Exposure to ...
  • Relationship Between Tampon Use And Tss
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    TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME (TSS) was discovered almost 20 years ago. At first no one knew what was causing it, although it was quickly linked with "superabsorbent" tampons (which are no longer on the market). Eventually researchers discovered that a poison produced by a type of bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for TSS. Some theorized that tampons may produce small ulcerations, which allow bacteria to enter the body. Another theory is that stagnating blood within or behind the tam...
  • Cause Of Poland's Syndrome
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    POLAND'S SYNDROME There is a rare and perplexing congenital condition known today as Poland's Syndrome. This extremely unusual disorder that is present at birth falls very near and dear to my heart. I will explain in later paragraphs. An anatomy student by the name of Alfred Poland made the first documented observation in 1841 at Guy's Hospital in London. Alfred Poland discovered this extraordinary and unexplored abnormality while dissecting the cadaver of a convict that was hung for murder. The...
  • Down Syndrome Child
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    Have you ever caught yourself staring at an individual you believed to be retarded or handicapped? Maybe you snickered under your breath when one of them made a funny noise that caught you off guard. I'm sure many of us have been in a situation similar to these and know the guilty feeling you get inside when you react in such a manner to their actions. I think most of our guilt comes from pity and our reactions come from the lack of knowledge on the topic. People tend to ignore what they do not ...
  • Down Syndrome Disease
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    Down Syndrome Down Syndrome: Health Issue (web) The first article that I chose was about Down syndrome and how it affects our body. The article started off with the telling of how the Down syndrome is caused by the chromosome 21. Down Syndrome can be very deadly and cause many drastic effects on a person who may have the Down syndrome disease. Physical features of a child may be changed and also mental retardation is often found in the child with the disease. How to Treat People with Down syndro...
  • Parents Marfan Syndrome Disorder
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    Marfan Syndrome is one of many conginenital heart defects that plague many new-born's. One in every one hundred babies born has at least one type of a congenital heart defect. But, only one in every twenty thousand births has this certain type of congenital heart defect. It is caused by mutations of the fibrillin I precursor (FBI). The gene for Marfan syndrome is nine thousand six hundred and sixty two bases long. There is only one pair of genes that cause Marfan syndrome. It can be inherited fr...
  • Type Of Down Syndrome
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    Background on the type, severity and possible cause of the disability. Christopher Walsh is aged 30, he has Down syndrome. He has had Down syndrome since birth, he had heart problems, he was born with Heart defects, he had surgery when he was 2 and they were able to fix the heart problems. Down syndrome is sometimes caused by an error in cell division called disjunction; there are two other types of chromosomal abnormalities, mosaicism and translocation, which are also implicated in Down syndrom...
  • Baby With Down Syndrome
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    Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder characterized the presence of an extra twenty one chromosomes. Instead of having 46 chromosomes in his or her cells, a person with down syndrome has 47 chromosomes. Down Syndrome occurs in approximately one out of every 800 to 1000 live births, being one of the most often observed chromosome anomalies. However the cause of these anomalies is unknown to this day. Down syndrome is seen un 3 different types: trisomy 21, which is the most common, translocation...

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