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familial dysautonomia

familial dysautonomia in Medicine

familial dysautonomia n.
A congenital disorder involving the nervous system, especially the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, and including such symptoms as indifference to pain, diminished secretion of tears, poor vasomotor control, motor incoordination, difficulty in swallowing and emotional instability. Also called Riley-Day syndrome.

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