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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

Down syndrome is the classic presentation clinically of the congenital malformation syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. Classic features may include simian creases, epicanthal folds, upslanting palpebral fissures, flat nasal bridge, hypertelorism, low set ears, endocardial cushion defects of the heart, atlanto-axial joint instability, blood ...Read more


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Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

Do we wear down the respiratory system when we exercise?

No: Exercise, especially aerobic activities, increases & improves both cardiology & pulmonary system, rather than wearing them down. In fact, a recent study concluded that better fitness in middle-age was linked to less lung & colon cancer & cancer death later on (http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203829). ...Read more

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Which parts of the nervous system are affected by down syndrome?

Which parts of the nervous system are affected by down syndrome?

Confusing question: Every cell of the nervous system has the ds chromosome pattern so the point of your question is confusing their brain acquires & processes information in a qualitatively different way. They acquire words/language & developmental milestones later. If you have a more specific question, start over & define it clearly. ...Read more

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What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

What parts the of the nervous system that are affected by down syndrome?

Down's Syndrome: This syndrome has multiple physical effects, but the primary part of the nervous system affected is the brain. Intellectual development will be limited, and so will judgment, attention span, etc. Learning will be slow. For more information: http://tinyurl.Com/3c4rwpl. ...Read more

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What body systems are affected by down syndrome?

What body systems are affected by down syndrome?

Multi-system: Heart, thyroid, eyes, iq are the most common to be affected. The child may have a slight problem or a significant impairment in one or several of those areas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how Down syndrome affect the nervous system?

Can you tell me how Down syndrome affect the nervous system?

Cognitive impairment: Almost all individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive impairment, although the range is wide. Most are mildly to moderately intellectually disabled, although some are severely impaired. Behavioral and psychiatric disorders are more common in DS than typical children. ...Read more

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Echogenic focus on LV, fullness of left pelvicalyceal system.found in anomalies scan at 22nd week. Does it indicates down syndrome?

Echogenic focus on LV, fullness of left pelvicalyceal system.found in anomalies scan at 22nd week. Does it indicates down syndrome?

Genetic testing: We can not conclude the genetic status of the baby based only on these findings. This typically would prompt further testing. There are blood tests that are commonly done to help assess the risk of the genetic abnormalities during the 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Contact your doctor to determine if these were done and schedule a visit to discuss the sonogram findings in detail. ...Read more

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How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

How does exercise keep the respiratory and circulatory systems healthy instead of breaking them down from overuse?

Exercise improves: these systems by making them work more efficiently. In addition, the other organs such as the kidneys, musculo-skeletal and neurologic systems also improve due to the optimizing of their cellular function (better energy production) and in the interaction of the various organ systems. Imagine an athlete exercising regularly. He or she will be better in their sport because of this process ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more