Angelman syndrome

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An·gel·man syn·drome

[MIM*105830]
microdeletion of 15q-13, of maternal origin, resulting in mental retardation, ataxia, paroxysms of laughter, seizures, characteristic facies, and minimal speech. See: Prader-Willi syndrome.

Angelman syndrome

(ăn′jəl-mən, ān′-)
n.
A neurodevelopmental genetic disorder characterized by ataxic movements, speech impairment, epileptic seizures, intellectual disability, and frequent laughter.

Angelman syndrome

A rare autosomal recessive form of infantile epilepsy (OMIM:234400) characterised by seizures, profound mental retardation, microcephaly (occasionally), unilateral cerebral atrophy, flattened occiput, large mandible, protruding jaw and tongue, a smiling open-mouthed facial expression, paroxysms of inappropriate laughter, gait ataxia, and spastic “bouncing” movements of the extremities (likened to those of a marionette).

An·gel·man syn·drome

(an'jĕl-măn sin'drōm)
Genetic condition characterized by mental retardation, seizures, ataxic gait, jerky movements, lack of speech, and frequent smiling or laughing.

Angelman,

Harry, 20th century English physician.
Angelman syndrome - recessive gene causing motor dysfunction, mental retardation, hypotonia. Synonym(s): happy puppet syndrome

An·gel·man syn·drome

(an'jĕl-măn sin'drōm) [MIM*105830]
Microdeletion of 15q-13, of maternal origin, resulting in mental retardation, ataxia, paroxysms of laughter, seizures, characteristic facies, and minimal speech.
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The syndrome Dr Angelman identified was originally called "Happy Puppet Syndrome" because of the characteristic happy demeanour and stiff jerky movements of the children but was renamed in 1982.
Angelman syndrome used to be called 'Happy Puppet' syndrome because those with it are happy for a lot of the time.
Walter is such a happy puppet and relishes spending time with both of them, but Mary can't help but feel that Gary's relationship with him is getting in the way of their love.