Lesch-Nyhan syndrome


Lesch-Ny·​han syndrome ˈlesh-ˈnī-ən- How to pronounce Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (audio)
: a rare and usually fatal genetic disorder of male children that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and is characterized by hyperuricemia, intellectual disability, spasticity, compulsive biting of the lips and fingers, and a deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase

called also Lesch-Nyhan disease

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“Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lesch-Nyhan%20syndrome. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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