autosomal dominant disorder

noun
a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
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  • Spastic paraplegia, autosomal dominant — A degenerative disorder of nerves with progressive spasticity of the legs. Abbreviated as AD HSP. Spasticity is a state of increased muscle tone. Paraplegia refers to the legs (quadriplegia refers to both the arms and legs). In hereditary spastic …   Medical dictionary

  • Dominant — A genetic trait is considered dominant if it is expressed in a person who has only one copy of that gene. (In genetic terms, a dominant trait is one that is phenotypically expressed in heterozygotes). A dominant trait is opposed to a recessive… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Genetic disorder — For a non technical introduction to the topic, see Introduction to genetics. Genetic disorder Classification and external resources MeSH D030342 A genetic disorder is an illness caused by abnormalities in genes or …   Wikipedia

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