genetic counseling


genetic counseling

noun

Definition of GENETIC COUNSELING

:  guidance relating to genetic disorders that is provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having a child with such a disorder

First Known Use of GENETIC COUNSELING

1955

genetic counseling

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GENETIC COUNSELING

: guidance provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having offspring with a specific genetic disorder and that includes providing information and advice concerning the probability of producing offspring with the disorder, prenatal diagnostic tests, and available treatments

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