Definition of Tay-sachs disease
1. Noun. A hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood.
Generic synonyms: Monogenic Disease, Monogenic Disorder, Autosomal Recessive Defect, Autosomal Recessive Disease, Lipidosis
Medical Definition of Tay-sachs disease
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Literary usage of Tay-sachs disease
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1. Genetic Tests and Health Insurance: Results of a Survey (1993)
"Tay-Sachs disease: A lethal, recessive disorder affecting the central nervous ... Tay-Sachs disease predominantly occurs among Jews of Eastern and Central ..."
2. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature by Lyla M. Hernandez, Dan G. Blazer (2006)
"... certain forms of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer (McClain et al., 2005). Screening for carriers of Tay-Sachs disease has virtually eliminated ..."
3. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1907)
"The two cases reported by Gordon "are allied to the Tay-Sachs disease first, because the blindness with which they are afflicted was noticed very early in ..."
4. An Introduction to the History of Medicine by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1914)
"... the ocular manifestations of which had been noted in 1880 by Waren Tay (Tay-Sachs disease) ; William F. Milroy, of Omaha, Nebraska, described persistent ..."
5. An Introduction to the History of Medicine by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1913)
"... the ocular manifestations of which had been noted in 1880 by Waren Tay (Tay-Sachs disease); William F. Milroy, of Omaha, Nebraska, described persistent ..."
6. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"... received the name of Tay-Sachs disease. Amaurotic family idiocy is usually observed in several children of the same family, although a number of ..."