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{adj: X-linked} relating to genes or characteristics or conditions carried on the X chromosome
"an X-linked mutation"



{n: Becker muscular dystrophy} a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

{n: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy} a form of neuropathy that can begin between childhood and young adulthood; characterized by weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the hands and lower legs; progression is slow and individuals affected can have a normal life span; inheritance is X-linked recessive or X-linked dominant

{n: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, pseudohypertrophic dystrophy} the most common form of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

{n: X-linked SCID, X-SCID} SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor

{n: X-linked dominant inheritance} hereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring

{n: X-linked gene} a gene located on an X chromosome

{n: X-linked recessive inheritance} hereditary pattern in which a recessive gene on the X chromosome results in the manifestation of characteristics in male offspring and a carrier state in female offspring


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