What is another word for monogenic disease?

11 synonyms found


[ mˌɒnə͡ʊd͡ʒˈɛnɪk dɪzˈiːz], [ mˌɒnə‍ʊd‍ʒˈɛnɪk dɪzˈiːz], [ m_ˌɒ_n_əʊ_dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_k d_ɪ_z_ˈiː_z]

A monogenic disease is a hereditary disorder caused by a mutation or abnormality in a single gene. There are various other terms used for monogenic diseases such as single-gene disorders, genetic diseases, Mendelian disorders, and inherited diseases. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe a condition that arises due to a mutation in a single gene. Some examples of monogenic diseases include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Huntington's disease. The treatment and management of these diseases depend on the specific genetic mutation and the associated symptoms. Genetic testing and counseling may also be recommended for individuals with a family history of monogenic diseases.

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How to use "Monogenic disease" in context?

A monogenic disease is a disease that is caused by a single gene. Monogenic diseases are very rare, and there is usually only one example of a monogenic disease in the world. Monogenic diseases are caused by mutations in the gene that is responsible for the disease. This can happen when the gene is copied incorrectly during the process of giving birth, or when the gene is inherited from a parent who has the disease.

There are a few monogenic diseases, and each one is unique. Some of the most common monogenic diseases are Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, and total lack of function of the adrenal glands.

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