Riley-Day syndrome


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Riley-Day syndrome

[¦rī·lē ¦dā ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
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Some symptoms of Riley-Day syndrome are insensitivity to pain, episodes of vomiting, poor coordination and seizures; only about half of affected patients reach age 30.
The implications of the experiment reach beyond Riley-Day syndrome, however.