familial dysautonomia

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familial dysautonomia

[fə′mil·yəl ‚dis‚ȯd·ə′nō·mē·ə]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized from infancy by evidence of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including feeding difficulties, absence of overflow tears, indifference to pain, absent corneal reflexes and deep tendon reflexes, and absence of fungiform papillae on the tongue; most common in Jewish children.
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She was classified as asymmetric functional dysautonomia.
It has been hypothesized that functional dysautonomia is a common polysymptomatic condition caused by oxidative stress, particularly in the limbic system controls of the autonomic endocrine axis and that it explains its association with a number of organic diseases.
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