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    Downs Syndrome

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    What Is Downs Syndrome 1. Introduction Down syndrome is a genetic condition which causes a certain level of characteristic physical appearance and a disability in learning. The genetic condition is produced by a problem in gene and this takes place before birth. There is a certain grade of intellectual disability this differs between each person. Babies which are born with Down’s syndrome are diagnosed with the disorder after birth they are most likely to have below average weight as well as length at birth, a flat back of the head and eyes which slant outwards and upwards. Children who have the disorder may share the common physical features but are not the same. The child with the condition will look like their mother or father than other…

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    Down Syndrome

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    Down syndrome affects 1 in every 691 births, a condition sometimes called trisomy 21, where a child inherits an extra copy of chromosome 21. Children born with Down syndrome have distinctive features such as: weak muscle tone, a small mouth held partially open because it is not big enough to accommodate for the tongue, and distinguishing eyelids. More serious deficiencies comprise of low resistance to infectious diseases, heart abnormalities, and fluctuating levels of mental retardation, in most…

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    The Downs Syndrome

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    What is Downs Syndrome? Downs Syndrome (DS) is the leading form of intellectual and chromosomal deformity (Sherman et al., 2007), affecting approximately 1 in every 700 babies born each year (Parker et al. 2010). The main physiological aspect and cause of DS is the trisomy of chromosome 21 in which the usual paired chromosome becomes a trio (Patterson, 2009). DS also has a clear clinical presentation from birth with a number of distinct symptoms such as (percentages represent number of DS…

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    Down Syndrome Essay

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    Understanding Down Syndrome: The chromosome abnormality Down Syndrome (DS) takes place when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome is a mental disability that can affect a person 's personality, health, and physical appearance. Women can catch this genetic disorder early in pregnancy by diagnostic testing. Although both parents are carriers of DS the mother 's age can make the percentage of the baby having Down syndrome higher. Children with DS have…

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    Causes Of Down Syndrome

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    Down Syndrome affects physical growth, facial characteristics, and intellect. Also known as Trisomy 21, it is a genetic mutation in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. These chromosomes are rod-like structures where genetic materials are stored and grouped. The nucleus of each cell in the human body contains 23 chromosomes, half, being inherited from each parent. The added chromosome changes the systematic development, affecting not only physical traits but mental as well. Common…

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    Down Syndrome In Children

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    division in early embryo development can cause Down syndrome also called Downs Syndrome named from John Langdon Down, an English Physician, who wrote about it in 1866. A child born with this defect has an extra or abnormal chromosome 21.this changes the way the body and brain develops, and depends on the type of down syndrome and how may cell shave an abnormal chromosome 21. Experts believe that changes often occur before conception in the woman’s egg and less of ten in the sperm. The type of…

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    What Is Down Syndrome?

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    congenital disorder that creates an extra portion or copy of the 21st chromosome. This disorder is called Down syndrome. It is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. People who are born with Down syndrome usually have a flat face ,Protruding tongue, Upward slanting eyes, Unusually shaped or small ears, Poor muscle tone, Broad, short hands with a single…

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    Essay On Down Syndrome

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    Down-Syndrome Do you ever see other people and wonder why they act and look so differently? Their is a genetic disorder by the name of Down-Syndrome. Down-Syndrome is a condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes while others have 46 it is also the most common chromosome condition. People with this disorder may have the facial features of flat face, small nose, upward slant eyes, enlarged tongue and may appear shorter than others. Kids with Down-Syndrome tend to grow at a slower rate. You…

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    Background: What is Down Syndrome? Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an error in cell division that results in an extra twenty-first chromosome, that causes birth defects of developmental and intellectual delays. The human body is composed of trillions of cells and within the nucleus of each cell are structures called chromosomes (Parks, 2009). About eight million babies are diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the United States with approximately twenty thousand in Western Europe…

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    States is born with Down syndrome- about 6,000,000 people each year.” Down syndrome is one of the more known genetic disorders with more than 38% of Americans know someone who suffers from it. Also known as other names such as Trisomy 21, 47XX+21, and 47Xy+21. Down syndrome was first identified in 1862 by physician John Langdon Down, who the condition is named after. However, it was not identified as a chromosomal irregularity until Jèrôme Lejeune and an amazing team of geneticists discovered it…

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