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Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs Disease( )
Volume Editor: Desnick, Robert J.
Kaback, Michael M.
Series title:Advances in Genetics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-12-017644-1
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint:Academic Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $190.00
Book Description:

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme necessary for fat metabolism in nerve cells, producing central nervous system degeneration. In infants, it is characterized by progressive mental deterioration, blindness, paralysis, epileptic seizures, and death by age four. Adult-onset Tay-Sachs occurs in persons who have a genetic mutation that is similar but allows some production of the missing enzyme. There...
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Book Details
Pages:363
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Genetics
Medical / Neurology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.362 Pounds



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