Definitions

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  • n. Any of a range of dysfunctions of the autonomic nervous system

Etymologies

dys- +‎ autonomia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For Ezra of Highland Park, N.J., a trip such as this is a major undertaking: He has familial dysautonomia, a genetic disease of the nervous system.

    Kids of Courage takes ill youths on cross-country adventure

  • Ms. BAILEY: Depending on what specialist you go to, you can get a different diagnosis, whether it's dysautonomia or mitochondrial disease or chronic fatigue syndrome.

    'The Sound Of A Snail': A Patient's Greatest Comfort

  • Some well-understood examples of these sorts of mutations include the single base pair changes that lead to cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia or other, rarer hereditary diseases like familial dysautonomia or acid maltase disease (a.k.a. Glycogen storage disease type II or Pompe disease, as was featured in recent Harrison Ford flick Extraordinary Measures).

    Dr. Elaine Schattner: An Educated Medical Consumer: On Personal DNA Testing

  • One year later she was diagnosed with dysautonomia, a disease that affects the autonomic nervous system that would render her unable to practice medicine.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball

  • It wasn't fun, but it established the rare dysautonomia diagnosis beyond all argument and gave the doctors something to work from rather than blaming me for my symptoms, as a few of them did.

    My specialist referral: blamed for my own death. Will ANYONE be 'responsible?'

  • She has lived her entire life with familial dysautonomia, a less severe form of HSAN.

    CNN Transcript Feb 20, 2006

  • Suffering fainting spells and chronic fatigue, Page was later diagnosed with orthostatic intolerance or dysautonomia which left him unable to perform and walking with the aid of a cane.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Page left the children's super group in 2006 with a mystery illness that was later diagnosed as the debilitating disease dysautonomia.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In Boston, Harvard psychologist and author Steven Pinker and his wife, novelist Rebecca Goldstein, learned last year that they carry genes that cause a serious neurological disease, familial dysautonomia.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • - In Boston, Harvard psychologist and author Steven Pinker and his wife, novelist Rebecca Goldstein, learned last year that they carry genes that cause a serious neurological disease, familial dysautonomia.

    D Mag - News

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