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  • Turner Syndrome

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    Introduction Named after Henry Turner, who in 1938 was one the first doctors to report his discovery in the medical literature on this disorder, Turner Syndrome (TS) also known as monosomy X. Turner Syndrome is caused by the complete or partial loss of one of the X chromosomes resulting in 45X chromosomes. This disease affects only girls and women. It is one of the most common chromosomal disorder and likely the most common genetic disorder of females (National Organization for Rare Disorders

  • A Study On Turner Syndrome

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    Turner syndrome, also known as Monosomy X, is caused by the deletion of the second X chromosome in females. This can be a partial deletion or a complete deletion. It is caused by a random error called nondisjunction, which is “the failure of sister chromatids to separate during or after meiosis” (Biology Online, 2008). This can lead to an abnormal amount of chromosomes. In this case, it leads to an abnormality in the sex chromosomes leaving the woman with one functioning X chromosome. While the specific

  • Essay On Turner Syndrome

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    Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affects development in females. The most widely recognized element of Turner syndrome is short stature, which gets to be obvious by about age 5. An early loss of ovarian function (ovarian hypofunction or premature ovarian failure) is likewise extremely common. The ovaries grow ordinarily to begin with, however egg cells (oocytes) generally kick the bucket rashly and most ovarian tissue ruffians before birth. Numerous young ladies don't experience puberty

  • Turner syndrome Essay

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    and genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. The Turner Syndrome (known as Ullrich-Turner Syndrome in Germany) is a congenital disease. A German doctor named Ullrich published his article in 1930. American doctor Henry Turner recognized a pattern of short stature and incomplete sexual maturation in otherwise normal females. He published a comprehensive medical description of the syndrome. It was not until 1959, that it became clear the syndrome was due

  • Genetic Disease : Turner Syndrome

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    In 1938, Dr. Henry Turner first described Turner Syndrome. Turner Syndrome a genetic disease that only affects girls, in fact, it is one of the most common sexual development disorders (Radtke et al. 2014). It is caused by an abnormal sex chromosome, either an abnormal X chromosome or a missing X chromosome. The sex chromosome contributed by the father to the child determines the sex of the child because the mother always contributes an X chromosome whereas the father can contribute either an X chromosome

  • Turner Syndrome And The Age Of Puberty

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    Turner Syndrome Introduction Turner Syndrome is a disorder that affects one in every two thousand girls. Usually girls are born with only one X chromosomes. Some are born with an extra chromosome, or sometimes even half of one is missing which causes Turner Syndrome. Symptoms of Turner Syndrome Most of the girls that have Turner Syndrome are way shorter than average girls. The girls often have their normal height up to three years old. After they are three the growth rate starts to slow down

  • Turner Syndrome : A Chromosomal Disorder

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    Turner Syndrome Shinji Lin December 15, 2015 Period 5 Turner syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects development in females. This condition is caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome. In 1938, Henry Turner, an American endocrinologist, described seven women with short stature, lack of sexual development, neck webbing (extra skin on neck), low hairline, and cubitus valgus (arms that turn out at the elbow). Years earlier, Otto Ullrich, a German geneticist, independently described

  • Turner Syndrome, A Rare Medical Disorder

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    Dysgenesis Gonadal Dysgenesis, also known as turner syndrome, is a rare medical disorder that affects 1 in every 2,500 girls (kidshealth). It is a chromosomal that occurs when one of the two X chromosomes found in females are missing or is incomplete. This condition only affects females. Although researches don’t know exactly what cause turner syndrome, they do know that it’s a problem with a female chromosome. Females who are born with Tuner Syndrome are short in height and effects their sexual

  • Turner 's Syndrome : A Condition That Effects

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    Turner’s syndrome is a condition that effects 1 in 2,500 newborn girls (Bondy, C.A. 2009). There are many names for this condition including 45 X, TS, Ullrich-Turner syndrome, and Turner syndrome. While females usually have two X chromosomes, these girls are born with only one X chromosome or the second X is altered. While some of the babies make it through full term, some who have this condition are prone to unexpectedly aborting. Diagnosis of the missing or altered chromosome could happen during

  • Turner Syndrome Analysis

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    Introduction: Turner syndrome is developed when there is a missing or incomplete X chromosome. This condition can only occur in females. The female patients that suffer from Turner syndrome either has only one X chromosome, but one of them appears to be incomplete. Turner syndrome occurs in one out of twenty-five hundred births (Science Daily, 2004). • Physical: Female patients with the disorder are generally shorter than one who does not have the disorder. They also have a stocky build, arms that