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polygenic disease

Definitions of polygenic disease
  1. noun
    an inherited disease controlled by several genes at once
    synonyms: polygenic disorder
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    types:
    diabetes
    a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
    DM, diabetes mellitus
    diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
    diabetes insipidus
    a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst
    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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