hereditary disease


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hereditary disease

[hə′red·ə‚ter·ē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A genetically determined illness transmitted from parent to child.
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However, Dr Al Hejari revealed many still chose to undergo a Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) test at around 11 weeks and then get an abortion if a hereditary disease was detected, often travelling abroad for the procedure - including to Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt.
Alpha-1 Protein protects against emphysema and is lacking in sufferers from the worst form of the hereditary disease
The Huntington's Disease Association (HDA) won the prestigious GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award for its outstanding contribution to improving the lives of people with the hereditary disease across the UK.
Characteristics n(%) Gender Female 311(53) Male 279(47) Age group (years) [less than or equal to] 20 319(54) >20 271(46) Academic year 1-3 402(68) 4-7 188(32) College Science 136(23) Engineering 85(14) Arts 77(13) Education 74(13) Agriculture 67(11) Commerce 66(11) Medicine 57(10) Laws 15(3) Nursing 13(2) Relationship between parents Yes 218(37) No 372(63) Type of relation between parents 1st cousins 115(19) 2nd cousins 103(17) Personal history of hereditary disease Positive 49(8) Negative 541(92) Family history of hereditary disease Positive 210(36) Negative 380(64) Table 2: Attitudes of the students toward premarital screening (PMS).
The report said that this hereditary disease is also threatening the rest of the family's members.
Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease which affects the internal organs, is the most common hereditary disease and affects around one in every 2,500 babies.
"About one in 3,500 people worldwide is affected with a hereditary disease, retinitis pigmentosa, that causes the death of retinal cells and, eventually, blindness.
Kristina Narfstrom, D.V.M., and her colleagues are testing the device on Abyssinian and Persian cats that have a hereditary disease similar to retinitis pigmentosa in humans.
Blind from a hereditary disease, Vicente Llanes, 42, came from the Philippines in 1997 seeking medical treatment.
Color blindness is a hereditary disease. But more men are observed to be color-blind than women.
If buying from a commer- cial outlet, it may be the puppies have been bought in from a puppy farm which may or may not be licensed, possibly taken from its mother at too young an age or suffering from a hereditary disease.
Plummer had a young daughter, Sydney, who also suffered from the hereditary disease. Mrs.

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