Rett syndrome

noun
variants: or Rett's syndrome \ ˈret(s)-​ \

Medical Definition of Rett syndrome

: a progressive neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that affects females usually during infancy, that is characterized by cognitive and psychomotor deterioration, slowed head and brain growth, stereotyped hand movements, seizures, and intellectual disability

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“Rett syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Rett%20syndrome. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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