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1,062 words, approx. 4 pages
Down Syndrome Down syndrome, also called trisomy 21, is the single most common genetic cause of moderate mental retardation. It occurs in about one of every eight hundred live births. It is caused by ... Read more
2,060 words, approx. 7 pages
Down's Syndrome Definition Down's syndrome is the most common cause of mental retardation (see mental retardation entry) and malformation in newborns. It occurs because of the presence o... Read more
511 words, approx. 2 pages
Down's Syndrome Records about the existence of Down's syndrome date back to the Saxons, from whom we have anecdotal reports of the disorder. The first medical report of the condition was not published... Read more
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Down Syndrome Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is the most common identifiable form of mental retardation caused caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 in the patient's set of chromosomes (k... Read more
511 words, approx. 2 pages
Down's Syndrome Records about the existence of Down's syndrome date back to the Saxons, from whom we have anecdotal reports of the disorder. The first medical report of the condition was not published... Read more
511 words, approx. 2 pages
Down's Syndrome Records about the existence of Down's syndrome date back to the Saxons, from whom we have anecdotal reports of the disorder. The first medical report of the condition was not published... Read more
1,599 words, approx. 6 pages
Down Syndrome Also referred to as Down's syndrome or Down's, a genetic disorder present at birth that is caused by an abnormality in the number of chromosomes. Down syndrome occurs with ... Read more