Tay-Sachs disease love

Tay-Sachs disease

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hereditary disease that affects young children almost exclusively of eastern European Jewish descent, in which an enzyme deficiency leads to the accumulation of gangliosides in the brain and nerve tissue, resulting in mental retardation, convulsions, blindness, and, ultimately, death.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Warren Tay (1843-1927), British physician, and Bernard Sachs (1858-1944), American neurologist.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.