What is another word for monogenic?

6 synonyms found


[ mˌɒnə͡ʊd͡ʒˈɛnɪk], [ mˌɒnə‍ʊd‍ʒˈɛnɪk], [ m_ˌɒ_n_əʊ_dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_k]

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How to use "Monogenic" in context?


monogenic diseases are caused by a single mutation in a gene. These diseases are characteristically inherited and can be life-threatening. Some of the most common monogenic diseases include cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and sickle cell anemia.

cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. Approximately 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, and the disease is most commonly found in people of European descent. Symptoms usually develop in early childhood and can include decreased lung function and problems with digestion. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, and treatment only tries to improve the symptoms.

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