Flashcards in human traits Deck (19):
congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color.
ataxia-telangiectasia syndrome or
black urine disease
a rare inherited genetic disorder in which the body cannot process the amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine, which occur in protein.
is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.
a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMD is caused by an absence of
a rare genetic metabolic disorder that affects an individual's ability to metabolize the sugar galactose properly.
bleeding disorder that slows the blood clotting process.
a condition that occurs almost exclusively in males. It is characterized by neurological and behavioral abnormalities and the overproduction of uric acid.
waste product of normal chemical processes and is found in blood and urine.
an inherited disorder that increases the levels of a substance called phenylalanine in the blood
) causes your body to produce abnormally shaped red blood cells.
Sickle cell anemia
a form of short-limbed dwarfism.
achondroplasia literally means
"without cartilage formation."
is a shortening of the fingers and toes due to unusually short bones.