Angelman syndrome

(redirected from Angelman)
Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

Angelman syndrome

[′aŋ·gəl·mən ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A genetic disorder that is caused by defects on the maternally derived chromosome 15, causing severe mental retardation, absence of speech, microcephaly, facial dysmorphism, seizures, neonatal hypotonia, ataxic movements, and inappropriate laughter.
References in periodicals archive ?
Angelman Syndrome Foundation Hosted 30 Walks in 30 Cities across Country to Raise Awareness, Funds to Find a Cure for Angelman Syndrome--
2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) is thrilled to announce the star-packed lineup set to attend the 6[sup.
Angelman syndrome also makes Elliot easily excited and means he only needs four hours' sleep a night.
We know other families with Angelman where the parents end up sleeping outside their child's bedroom door because they're so worried about their kid hurting themselves.
Peters, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development and Member of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee and Hillary Chu, Angelman Syndrome Study Coordinator at Children's Hospital Boston.
2-13, on the other hand, causes Angelman syndrome (AS) (MIM 105830), which is characterized by mental retardation, seizures, apparent happy behavior, and ataxia of gait.
The In Bruges hunk, 33, will give a speech as guest of honour at a Chicago fundraiser next Saturday for FAST -the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.
Examples of congenital syndromes with neurologic dysfunction that could erroneously be attributed to perinatal asphyxia include fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Angelman syndrome, which resembles cerebral palsy.
People with Angelman syndrome show severe retardation, puppet-like movements and uncontrollable bouts of laughter.
Pioneering Scientist Embarks on Research after Attending Angelman Syndrome Foundation Scientific Symposium and Receiving ASF Grant
Gala Weekend Kicks Off With a Two-Day Science Seminar Summit Detailing Advancements In Research for Treatments of Angelman Syndrome & Second Human Clinical Trial Expected to Start in Q1, 2015
The Hollywood actor's boy James suffers from Angelman Syndrome which can weaken speech, movement and balance.