One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A genetic defect in which affected women have only one X chromosome, causing developmental abnormalities and infertility.
- ‘Because of my personal experience I feel strongly that if patients are diagnosed as having Turner's syndrome or indeed any genetic condition, they should be referred for genetic counselling.’
- ‘Infants with chest abnormalities may need to be evaluated for Poland's syndrome or Turner's syndrome.’
- ‘According to the Claimants, she suffers from asthma, Turner's syndrome and depression.’
- ‘A girl with Turner's syndrome who is a bit short but otherwise appears normal may have a different life experience from one who is teased relentlessly for her appearance and takes the social stigmatisation to represent her self worth.’
- ‘The commonest genetic abnormality is Turner's syndrome.’
Named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), the American physician who described it.
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