Down syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Down syndrome

Set of disorders caused by trisomy 21. The incidence is higher in children of older mothers. The physical aspect of children suffering from this syndrome is very characteristic: epicanthus (at that look Mongoloid), flat skull, eyes widely separated, short nose, large tongue, which in more pronounced cases may protrude, feet and hands short and broad. The intellectual level, but variable depending on the circumstances, is much lower than normal.

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