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Fragile X Syndrome Essay Examples

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A Report on the Fragile X Syndrome
Introduction Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. Males with fragile X syndrome usually have mental retardation and often exhibit characteristic physical features and behavior [Hagerman and Silverman, 1991; Warren and...
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The Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management of Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring
birth defects in the world. It is a chromosomal abnormality
which results in 47 chromosomes, instead of 46, with an extra
chromosome being 21. Because the majority of Down syndrome
cases affect the twenty-first chromosome, it is commonly called
"trisomy 21."
Do...
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The Description of the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Down's Syndrome
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down's syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down's strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder...
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An Overview of the Causes,Symptoms and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Sydrome
Outline I. DefinitionII. IntroductionIII. Causes1. Genetic Predisposition2. Injuries and Trauma3. Health and Lifestyle4. Repetitive MotionIV. Treatment 1. Splint 2. Cortisone Cream 3. SurgeryV. Preventive Measures1. Exercises2. ChiropractorVI. Conclusion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition characterized by pain and bu...
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An Analysis of the Impact of Fragile X Syndrome in Developmental Disabilities
Definition Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is now the most common known inherited cause of developmental disabilities, but was not discovered until the late 1970s. By 1980 it was found that people showing certain mental and physical characteristics had a chromosomal abnormality caused by a partial break on an X chromosome, called...
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An Analysis of the Inherited Genetic Condition Fragile X Syndrome
         Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic condition associated with mental retardation. It is caused by a mutation of the "X" chromosome. Fathers cannot pass the disease onto their sons, because females always give an "x" chromosome where a man gives either an "x" or a "y."...
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Scientists Believed Mental Illness May Come From Emotional Weaknesses
There is a wide range of problems considered “psychological disorders”. Each is very different, and very complex in it’s own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are qui...
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Symptoms and Treatment of the Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is one of over 7000 known inherited diseases. It is an autosomal dominant disease that affects about 10% of the population.1 The history of VHL reaches back to 1864 when scattered reports of knots of blood vessels known as hemangioblastomas on the retina surfaced and were written up by opthamolagi...
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A Comparison Between Turner Syndrome and Cat-cry Syndrome
Alterations in human chromosomes or the deletion of an important gene product are often due to a mutation, which can spring an abundant strand of genetic mutations and improper coding. Mutations can spring from deletion, duplication or inversion of a chromosome. This improper deletion is the factor that leads to complicati...
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The Prevalence, Causes and Impact of the Down Syndrome in the United States
"Each year, three thousand to five thousand people are diagnosed with Down
Syndrome in the United States. It is found in approximately one out of one thousand all
live births." (Nadel,37). Down Syndrome occurs when there is an abnormality in
chromosome 21. Most people with Down Syndrome (approximately ninety-five...
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