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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Attentional lapse and inhibition control in adults with Williams Syndrome. Res Dev Disabil.
People with Williams syndrome have a distinctive, "elfin" facial appearancev and a low nasal bridge combined with an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers.
"He had this Williams Syndrome and in some ways it gave him good qualities as well as the problems he had.
The vascular pathology of familial supravalvular aortic stenosis and Williams syndrome results from mutations involving the elastin gene on chromosome 7811.23 (5).
Williams Syndrome, also known as the "cocktail party" syndrome due to sufferers having a unique zest for life, is a rare congenital disorder which affects one in 18,000 people in the UK.
One in 10,000 people worldwide experience Williams Syndrome, according to the WS Association.
There are few studies of phonological intervention in children with Williams syndrome in the first year of schooling.
The parents of Jamie Fairbrother, 32, have spoken of their huge pride for their son, who was born with a developmental disorder called Williams Syndrome and has also battled learning difficulties.
He is protective of, and focused on, his daughter, Starr, who lives with Williams Syndrome -- sometimes so much so that he ignores his other daughter, Melanie, and his wife, Kathleen.
This might provide a valuable intervention for infants with potential problems in mathematical comprehension, As occurs in williams syndrome or dyscalculia.
Briding cognition, the brain and molecular genetics: evidence from Williams syndrome. Trends Neurosci, 22, 197-207.
Youngest daughter Savannah has Williams syndrome and has to deal with learning difficulties and cardiovascular issues.