autosomal dominant disease

Definitions of autosomal dominant disease
  1. noun
    a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
    synonyms: autosomal dominant disorder
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    Huntington's chorea, Huntington's disease
    hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia
    malignant hyperthermia
    hereditary condition in which certain anesthetics (e.g., halothane) cause high body temperatures and muscle rigidity
    Marfan's syndrome
    an autosomal dominant disease characterized by elongated bones (especially of limbs and digits) and abnormalities of the eyes and circulatory system
    neurofibromatosis, von Recklinghausen's disease
    autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
    osteogenesis imperfecta
    autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue characterized by brittle bones that fracture easily
    type of:
    congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder
    a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
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