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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The first national Williams syndrome awareness day will be on May 15.
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.
The study looked at 103 parents or guardians who reported information on adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (n = 29), Williams syndrome (n = 38), or Down syndrome (n = 36) (Res.
Neuropsychological, neurological, and neuroanatomical profile of Williams syndrome.
He had this Williams Syndrome and in some ways it gave him good qualities as well as the problems he had.
NEW research into how the brain processes facial expressions could lead to improved ways of educating and training for people with a rare genetic neurodevelopmental condition called Williams syndrome
Health care supervision for children with Williams Syndrome.
1-3) Reports suggest that this microdeletion of the elastin gene is responsible for the typical vasculopathy of the Williams syndrome, namely supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS) and pulmonary artery stenosis.
Covering brain development in children with autism, Williams syndrome, learning and language disabilities, ADHD, and cognitive deficits (in the case of infants of mothers with diabetes), Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain addresses the molecular and genetic bases of brain development, as well as neural structure and function, behavioral manifestations, and sociocultural contexts.
Examples include Williams Syndrome, which one in 7500 children have, and affects the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, muscles, skeleton and causes learning difficulties.