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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What are some fatal genetic disorders that affect only males?

What are some fatal genetic disorders that affect only males?

X-linked disorders: Recessive lethal genetic defects located on x-chromosomes affect only men, e.g., duchene muscular dystrophy, x-linked immunodeficiencies, hemophilia and there is long list of less common disorders. ...Read more

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What are some fatal genetic disorders that can cause death in early adulthood?

What are some fatal genetic disorders that can cause death in early adulthood?

Homework project?: Timing death's unpredictable. Duchenne's, xeroderma pigmentosm, ehlers-danlos iv, tuberous sclerosis, mild recessive polycystic kidney, canavan's, many sicklers, krabbe's & other leukodystrophies, moderate gaucher's, hunter's, hurler's, ataxia-telangiectasia & other cerebellar degenerations, bloom's; very-common schizophrenia kills indirectly (suicide, accidents) and has a strong genetic component. ...Read more

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Drinking too much water is fatal. Can anyone give me a list of diseases that include such symptoms?

Drinking too much water is fatal. Can anyone give me a list of diseases that include such symptoms?

Pschogenic polydipsi: Psychogenic polydipsia, is an urge to drink water ususally cause by a mental health disorder, or medications used to treat a mental health disoerder, that gives a person the sensation of a dry mouth. Potomania is another condition wherby one drinks an excessive amount of water which can lead to a severe drop in sodium (hyponatremia) resulting in seisures and potentially death. ...Read more

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Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Tuberous Sclerosis: Tuberous sclerosis is often called ts or tsc. It is a hereditary disorder that is characterized by individuals devoloping a small benign lesion called a hamartoma in various organs including the brain, lung and kidneys.
Ts fact sheet from nih at http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tuberous_sclerosis/detail_tuberous_sclerosis. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

Unknown: Some are rarer than one in 100, 000. We are continually finding new genetic disorders and we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. Dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes exist which are striking but none of the world's geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them. How do you estimate frequency of a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more

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What is the most common genetic disorder in the U.S.?

What is the most common genetic disorder in the U.S.?

Too complex to answer: There are Mendelian disorders: X-linked recessive, X-linked dominant, autosomal dominant, and autosomal recessive. There are genetic disorders caused by abnormal amounts of chromosomal material: trisomies, deletions, and duplications. The largest group are disorders in which there is clearly a genetic component, but non-genetic factors are also important. No easy answer. ...Read more

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Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Different kinds: There is a plethora of genetic disease in the general population. Some extremely rare, others seen rather commonly. Some severe, others hardly noticeable. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects. Http://archive. Blisstree. Com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is fibroadenoma very fatal disease?

I need your expertise, is fibroadenoma very fatal disease?

No, not really: A fibroadenoma by definition is a benign lump, usually found in the breast of a young woman. Most of them do not need any treatment unless they are are big or growing in size. ...Read more

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Is lupus a fatal disease?  

Is lupus a fatal disease?  

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease genetic?

Is paget's disease genetic?

Sometimes: There are two diseases termed "paget's disease." one is a rare type of breast cancer with unknown, likely multifactorial, etiology. The other is paget's disease of the bone for which there is a genetic predisposition and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. Here's a link to more info about Paget's of the bone: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pagets-disease-of-bone/ds00485. ...Read more

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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Sort of: Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable. Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease genetic?

Is addison's disease genetic?

Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more

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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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What are genetic diseases for jews?

What are genetic diseases for jews?

Many: The genetics of ashkenazi jews have been particularly well-studied, resulting in the discovery of many genetic disorders that are associated with this ethnic group. There are man but some are tay–sachs disease
lipid transport diseases
familial dysautonomia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to "catch" a genetic disease?

Is it possible to "catch" a genetic disease?

Not in the: Conventional sense. A child inherits genetic disease from her/his parents. But it is not possible to "catch" a genetic defect like you catch an infection. ...Read more

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Can genetic tests help doctors diagnose disease?

Yes, some: Yes, genetic tests can help diagnose some diseases but by no means the majority of diseases - at least at this point in time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some incurable genetic diseases?

Can you tell me some incurable genetic diseases?

Incurable: There are many incurable conditions but most are not common. Please let me know why you are asking that question and I will try and give you some advice.

In those families with incurable genetic diseases there is always concern and that is hard to control. That said, one of my nephews was in that position some years ago but survived. He is now well and the proud father of five kids. ...Read more

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How are communicable and genetic disease different?

Very different: Communicable disease are diseases that you can catch from someone else. Genetic diseases are caused by changes in your genes. Genetic diseases can only be passed on from your parents. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hanhart syndrome a genetic disease?

Unknown: The Dysmorphologic condition, short tongue and short fingers has unknown etiology but doesn't run in families. The metabolic condition is genetic ...Read more

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How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

Gene therapy: For some genetic diseases, it may be possible to either alter or provide a normal copy of the gene. We do not have the appropriate technology to transfer genes but in nature, viruses do that as part of their lifecycle. In many cases viruses infect cells and inject their genes into the cell. Researchers use this for gene therapy where viruses are geneticly engineered to transmit a normal gene. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with genetic disease project?

Can you give me suggestions with genetic disease project?

Narrow it: The more narrow the subject, the more interesting the outcome. Get a few current papers from the big journals like NEJM or Science or Nature: Genetics. Further, if your grader has some particular ideological point of view (perhaps "It is morally wrong to end pregnancies even when the unborn child has a terrible genetic disease"), don't take an opposite position. Keep it interesting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: genetic disease?

Caused by a gene (s): A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene (s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change (s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result in a genetic dis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are all people with a genetic disease related?

Please tell me, are all people with a genetic disease related?

No: In some cases of genetic disorders there is a founder effect such that a certain genetic disorder runs within that ethnic backround. An example is ashkenazi jewish heritage is associated with a number of disorders like tay-sachs.
Although variable based on the condition, spontaneous mutations occur in individuals such that they are affected but are not related to an affected person. ...Read more

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How do a genetic disease and other diseases/conditions differ?

Inheritance: A genetic disease is inherited in one shape or form from parents. They can be dominant, meaning that if you get the gene from one parent you have the disease. Usually in this case the parent also has the disease. They can be recessive, meaning you need to get the gene from both parents. Usually in this case both parents are unaffected carriers. Non-genetic diseases are seemingly random. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how genes in genetic diseases become triggered?

Can you tell me how genes in genetic diseases become triggered?

Yes, but it would: Take a long time, and many different genetic disease processes occur without being "triggered". Is there any particular disorder you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Dangerous Viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically?
Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever, Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more