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Turner syndrome


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A genetic disorder of women caused by the absence of the second sex chromosome (such women are XO, rather than the normal XX). It is characterized by a lack of ovaries and menstrual cycle. Affected women are sterile and lack secondary sexual characteristics, although the external genitalia are present. The syndrome is named after the US endocrinologist H. H. Turner (1892–1970), who first described it.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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