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expressivity

 [eks″pres-iv´ĭ-te]
the extent to which a heritable trait is manifested by an individual carrying the principal gene or genes that determine it.

ex·pres·siv·i·ty

(eks'pres-siv'i-tē),
In clinical genetics, the degree of severity in which a gene is manifested.

expressivity

/ex·pres·siv·i·ty/ (eks″pres-siv´ĭ-te) in genetics, the extent to which an inherited trait is manifested by an individual.

expressivity

(ĕk′sprĕ-sĭv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. expressivi·ties
1. The quality of being expressive.
2. Genetics The degree to which an expressed gene produces its effects in an organism.

expressivity

[eks′presiv′itē]
Etymology: L, exprimere, to make clear
the variability with which basic patterns of inheritance are modified, both in degree and in variety, by the effect of a given gene in people of the same genotype. For example, polydactyly may be expressed as extra toes in one generation and extra fingers in another.

expressivity

The degree of severity shown by an AUTOSOMAL dominant trait in any particular affected individual. The main feature of expressivity is its variability.

expressivity

the degree to which a particular gene exhibits itself in the PHENOTYPE of an organism, once it has undergone PENETRANCE. Thus, for example, a penetrant baldness gene in man can have a wide range of expressivity, from thinning hair to complete lack of hair.

expressivity,

n variance in the inheritance patterns of genes in people with a common genotype—for instance, polydactyly being expressed as extra fingers in one generation and extra toes in the next.

expressivity

The extent to which an inherited trait or disease is manifested in the phenotype. It is a qualitative evaluation unlike penetrance. Syn. expression.

expressivity

the extent to which a heritable trait is manifested by an individual carrying the principal gene or genes that determine it. Called also genetic expressivity.

Patient discussion about expressivity

Q. where do the expression "going back on the wagon " come from?

A. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/on-the-wagon.html

Q. What role does emotion have in the life of someone with autism? I just find the whole disorder of autism hard to understand because I'm a really emotional person. I'm especially interested in how people with mild autism or Asperger's can function fine but then when it comes to feeling empathy they have such trouble. I guess my question is how such people experience emotion--are these people actually unable to care about others? My intention is not to sound ignorant, I'm genuinely curious.

A. I have asperger's and most everything for me is logically analyzed and I have a difficulty knowing what emotion goes with certain situations and how the emotion manifests itself within me.
I care about others, I just cannot always put myself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

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Expressiveness, at first close related to oral communication, have been broader embodied to SLP practice with voice professionals, but the publications are still focused on oral expressivity.
Instrumentality, expressivity, and the individual's affective experience of same-sex friendships would predict increased relationship mutuality in both women and men.
Results in Table 4 shows that among depressed individuals mean scores of both men and women indicates no significant difference on adult attachment scale while on emotional expressivity scale mean scores of women are higher than men.
To estimate quality of our proposed Ohman and Rule-based control model, we've compared visemes expressivity before and after application of our model.
Therefore, in these studies, the number and the expressivity of morphologic features were improperly considered as a measure of the biologic potential; that is, tumor parameters valid for the diagnosis were improperly used to establish the degree of the potential risk and, consequently, the prognosis of patients.
Linguistic thought is an ongoing crossing-over (Verschrankung) of dynamic trajectories of symbolic expressivity in which thought and language are interpenetrating.
There found negative significant relation between fearful attachment style scores and emotional expressivity scores (p<.
Its aim is to demonstrate that, contrary to claims that Constant's work exposes the failure of language to express authentic subjectivity, his narratives in fact explore and celebrate the richness of subjective expressivity.
Personal Growth Initiative Scale, Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, and Emotional Expressivity Scale were used to measure the variables under study.
No small part of what made Rauschenberg's work of the 1950's and early 60's so strong was that its claimed absence of expressivity and reference was repeatedly contravened on its richly expressive and referential surfaces.
Beyond them rises the strange hyperbolic tent of his 1958 Philips Pavilion-a synthesis of numerical series and acute expressivity in a spatial analogue of Xenakis' music Metastasis.