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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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.
Walter is such a happy puppet and relishes spending time with both of them, but Mary can't help but feel that Gary's relationship with him is getting in the way of their love.
They are just happy puppets dancing at the end of the strings of those who select them, elect them, then keep them there: the rank and file members of the Conservative Party itself.