Definition of Turner's syndrome

1. Noun. A chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs.

Generic synonyms: Sex-linked Disorder

Medical Definition of Turner's syndrome

1. A rare genetic disorder (1 in 3,000 births) in women that is characterised by the absence of an X chromosome. This disorder inhibits normal sexual development and causes infertility. Features include webbing of the neck, short stature, retarded development of secondary sex characteristics, absence of menses, coarctation of the aorta, low hairline, eye abnormalities (drooping eyelids) and skeletal deformities. Treatment include oestrogen supplementation at puberty. Growth hormone replacement may be necessary in some cases. Cardiac surgery may be necessary to correct coarctation of the aorta. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turner's Syndrome

Turkoman
Turkomans
Turkomen
Turkophone
Turks
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turku
Turley
Turlock virus
Turlupin
Turlupins
Turnbull
Turnbull's blue
Turner
Turner's sulcus
Turner's syndrome
Turner's tooth
Turner syndrome
Turneresque
Turnicidae
Turnix sylvatica
Turritis
Turritis glabra
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Tursiops gilli
Tursiops truncatus
Turtlemania
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Tuscaloosa
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