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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay´-Sachs Disease
n.1.(Med.) A rare hereditary disease affecting lipid metabolism in humans, due to a deficiency of hexosaminidase. It occurs in infants and children, and causes death before the onset of adulthood. It occurs most commonly of people of Jewish origin from easter Europe. It is characterized by accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue, causes a red spot on the retina, and eventual blindness and paralysis before death.
Noun1.Tay-Sachs disease - a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occuring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
autosomal recessive defect, autosomal recessive disease, infantile amaurotic idiocy, lipidosis, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder, Sachs disease, Tay-Sachs
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