Rett syndrome

noun

variants or Rett's syndrome
: a progressive neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that primarily affects females usually during infancy and 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 28 May. 2024.

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