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Genetic Drift. Word smithing in medical genetics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19998463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Certain terms used in medical genetics and more often in other medical fields are in need of clarification. The terms cited are frequently misunderstood, mispronounced, and/or misspelled. The discussion includes two Latin-derived terms (genua valga and calvaria), one Greek-derived term (apoptosis), one gene-derived term (RUNX), one syndromic eponym (Kartagener syndrome), and three vascular eponyms (Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, Parkes Weber syndrome, and Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon).
Authors:
M Michael Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical genetics. Part A     Volume:  152A     ISSN:  1552-4833     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Genet. A     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-29     Completed Date:  2010-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235741     Medline TA:  Am J Med Genet A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 5981 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1W2. michael.cohen@dal.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Genetic Drift*
Genetics, Medical*
Humans
Syndrome
Terminology as Topic*

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