Angelman syndrome

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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.
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Birkenhead-born Dr Harry Angelman noticed similarities between previously undiagnosed children admitted to his ward at Warrington Hospital and realised they shared a common cause for their illness - now known as Angelman Syndrome.
Angelman Syndrome, which has an incidence of about one in 17,500, was not even recognised as a separate condition until 1965 when it was first described by Liverpool paediatrician Harry Angelman.