A disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21 and characterized by mental retardation and distinguishing physical features.

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... Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition that is associated with mental retardation, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. People with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of heart defects, digestive problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, hearing loss, and other medical problems. ...
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... Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. ...
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Down syndrome (also Down's syndrome) or trisomy 21 is a genetic condition r ...
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Down Syndrome Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Children with Down syndrome have a distinct facial appearance. Though not all children with Down syndrome have the same features, some of the more common features are: Flattened facial features Protru...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Human cells normally contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. One chromosome in each pair comes from your father, the other from your mother. Down syndrome is caused by three types of abnormal cell division i...
Source: MayoClinic

Down Syndrome Prevention

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Prevention
... There''s no way to prevent Down syndrome. However, if you are at high risk of having a child with Down syndrome or you already have one child with Down syndrome, you may wish to consult a genetic coun...
Source: MayoClinic

Down Syndrome Treatment

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Complications
... Children with Down syndrome can have a range of complications. These include: Heart defects. Approximately 50 percent of children with Down syndrome are born with some type of heart defect. These hear...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... There''s no medical cure for Down syndrome. But children with Down syndrome do benefit from medical help and early interventions, starting in infancy. If your child has Down syndrome, you''ll likely b...
Source: MayoClinic

Down Syndrome Support

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome
... People with Down syndrome may experience health problems as they age that are different from those experienced by older persons in the general population. The presence of extra genetic material found ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Coping skills
... Finding out that your child has Down syndrome can be difficult and scary. You may not know what to expect, and you may worry about your own ability to care for a baby with a disability. The best cure ...
Source: MayoClinic

Down Syndrome Other

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Overview
... Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes mental retardation and other problems. The condition varies in severity, so developmental problems may range from mild to serious. It''s named after Joh...
Source: MayoClinic

Down syndrome
... Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition that is associated with mental retardation, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. People with Down syndrome are at a...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

   

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