Sandhoff's disease

noun
Sand·​hoff's disease | \ ˈsand-ˌhȯfs- How to pronounce Sandhoff's disease (audio) \
variants: or Sandhoff disease \ -​ˌhȯf-​ How to pronounce Sandhoff's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Sandhoff's disease

: a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism that is closely related to or a variant of Tay-Sachs disease, typically affects individuals of non-Jewish ancestry, and is characterized by great reduction in or absence of both hexosaminidase A and hexosaminidase B

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“Sandhoff's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Sandhoff%27s%20disease. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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