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duplication

 [doo-plĭ-ka´shun]
1. a doubling; in genetics, the presence of an extra segment of chromosome. See also repeat.
2. the process of copying a radiograph.
3. abnormal doubling of a body part.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

du·pli·ca·tion

(dū'pli-kā'shŭn),
1. A doubling.
See also: reduplication.
2. Inclusion of two copies of the same genetic material in a genome; an important step in diversification of genomes, as in the evolution of the (nonallelic) hemoglobin chains from a common ancestor. Synonym(s): gene duplication
[L. duplicatio, a doubling, fr. duplico, to double]
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duplication

(do͞o′plĭ-kā′shən, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or procedure of duplicating.
b. The condition of being duplicated.
2. Genetics
a. The occurrence of a repeated section of genetic material in a chromosome.
b. The formation of such a duplication.
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du·pli·ca·tion

(dū'pli-kā'shŭn)
1. A doubling.
See also: reduplication
2. genetics Inclusion of two copies of the same genetic material in a genome; an important step in diversification of genomes, as in the evolution of the (nonallelic) hemoglobin chains from a common ancestor.
[L. duplicatio, a doubling, fr. duplico, to double]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

du·pli·ca·tion

(dū'pli-kā'shŭn)
1. A doubling.
[L. duplicatio, a doubling, fr. duplico, to double]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about duplication

Q. what is the cause for double vision

A. Double vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003029.htm

Q. I have fibromyalgia and am having terrible vision problems...double, blurred, feel off blance.Is this common?

A. Blurry vision is not a usual symptom in fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing this on a permenant basis you should see a doctor- either a neurologist or an ophthalmologist to rule out other vision conditions that might be causing this.

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