Definition of Tay-sachs
1. Noun. A hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood.
Generic synonyms: Monogenic Disease, Monogenic Disorder, Autosomal Recessive Defect, Autosomal Recessive Disease, Lipidosis
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1. Genetic Information and Health Care: Hearing Before the Committee on Labor edited by James M. Jeffords (2001)
"... in four chance of having a Tay-Sachs child. Great efforts have been made within certain segments of the Jewish community to make sure that no female who ..."
2. Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution": Human Genetic Research edited by Lisa M. Matocq (2000)
"No one who gave the blood at that time for Tay-Sachs -1 in fact went for Tay-Sachs testing and counseling in the early days - had any idea that it would ..."
3. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1907)
"The two cases reported by Gordon "are allied to the Tay-Sachs disease first, because the blindness with which they are afflicted was noticed very early in ..."
4. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature by Lyla M. Hernandez, Dan G. Blazer (2006)
"... certain forms of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer (McClain et al., 2005). Screening for carriers of Tay-Sachs disease has virtually eliminated ..."