Medical Definition of Ectodermal dysplasia

1. A hereditary condition (most often x linked) that is characterised by the abnormal development of skin, absence of sweat glands, dry eyes and abnormal development of teeth. Symptoms include absent teeth, peg teeth, inability to sweat, thin skin and heat intolerance. Mucous membrane involvement may result in a foul-smelling nasal discharge. The inability to sweat leads to the inability to maintain normal body temperature in a warm environment. Some may exhibit fevers and will require artificial cooling. Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ectodermal Dysplasia

ectocervices
ectochoroidea
ectocommensal
ectocommensal organism
ectocommensals
ectocornea
ectocrine
ectocuniform
ectocyst
ectocysts
ectoderm
ectodermal
ectodermal cloaca
ectodermal dysplasia (current term)
ectodermatosis
ectodermic
ectodermosis
ectodermosis erosiva pluriorificialis
ectoderms
ectodin
ectodomain
ectodomains
ectoentad
ectoental
ectoenzyme
ectoethmoid
ectogenesis
ectogenic

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