Williams syndrome


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Williams syndrome

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(Pathology) pathol an abnormality in the genes involved in calcium metabolism, resulting in mental retardation
[C20: after J.C.P. Williams (born ?1930), New Zealand cardiologist]
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Noun1.Williams syndrome - a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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One sample was positive for Williams syndrome and one for Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (Table 1).
Brewerton was inspired by her best friend Danielle Thwaites and her young son Stanley, who was born with Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopment disorder which can cause heart problems, development and growth difficulties.
Patients with autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome are all socially vulnerable, but in "markedly different" ways.
Assessment of Intellectual and Visuo-Spatial Abilities in Children and Adults with Williams Syndrome *
Meanwhile, Kali, a 20-year-old singer, has Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes development problems, but is characterised by cheerfulness and strong language skills.
They used three different types of brain imaging to pinpoint the suspect brain area in people with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by these behaviors.
Health care supervision for children with Williams syndrome.
For example, the understanding of Williams syndrome (2) has been enhanced by the characterization of behavioral and cognitive strengths and weaknesses of affected individuals (Bellugi et al.
Williams syndrome (WS) is considered one of the rare or uncommon diseases.
Do children with Williams syndrome really have good vocabulary knowledge?
11) Mizugishi described a 4-year-old boy with Williams syndrome due to an interstitial deletion of 7q11.