Hunter's syndrome


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Hunter's syndrome

Etymology: Charles Hunter, Canadian physician, 1873-1955; Gk, syn, together, dromos, course
a hereditary defect in mucopolysaccharide metabolism affecting only males, characterized by dwarfism, kyphosis, gargoylism, and mental retardation. It is transmitted as an X-linked recessive trait. Females who carry the gene can be identified by biochemical tests. Also called MPS II, X-linked mucopolysaccharidosis. See also mucopolysaccharidosis.

Hunter's syndrome

An X-LINKED RECESSIVE genetic disorder similar to, but less severe than, Hurler's syndrome. It is a MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS causing GARGOYLISM and some degree of mental retardation. (Charles H. Hunter, 1872–1955, Canadian physician)
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Over the past few years, the superfan, married name Bertram, has been tirelessly fundraising for her grandson Daniel Muers, who suffers from the degenerative disease Hunter's Syndrome.
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