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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He telephoned us and said that he had viewed our film and, from the manner in which Heather walked, he thought she might have Angelman's syndrome, also called the "Happy Puppet" syndrome.
People with what was originally dubbed "happy puppet syndrome" before being officially named Angelman syndrome in 1965, frequently laugh and smile, are restless and excitable, have a short attention span and a tendency to stick their tongues out.
Known as the Happy Baby or Happy Puppet Syndrome, AS is a chromosome disorder which causes acute learning difficulties besides issues with speech, movement and coordination.