TITLE

Tay-Sachs disease

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2147
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Tay-Sachs disease" is presented. It refers to the most severe of the lipid storage diseases. This disease is marked by neurological deterioration in the first year of life. A genetic abnormality on chromosome 15 causes the disease. The metabolic abnormality results in the deficient manufacture of lysosomal beta-hexosamindase A.
ACCESSION #
21247967

 

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