(a.) Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.
(a.) Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.
(1) Therefore, the measurement of the alpha-antitrypsin content plays the crucial part in differential diagnosis of primary (hereditary determined) and secondary (obstructive) emphysema.
(2) In a family with hereditary elliptocytosis and an abnormality in spectrin self-association, the membranes had decreased deformability and stability.
(3) No woman is at greater risk for ovarian carcinoma than one who is a member of a hereditary ovarian carcinoma syndrome kindred and whose mother, sister, or daughter has been affected with this disease and with an integrally related hereditary syndrome cancer.
(4) Governmental officials as well as medical scientists in Taiwan have worked hard in recent years to develop and to implement various measures, such as prenatal diagnosis and neonatal screening, to lower the incidence of hereditary diseases and mental retardation in the population.
(5) Gyrate atrophy is a hereditary chorioretinal degenerative disease caused by a deficiency of the mitochondrial enzyme, ornithine aminotransferase (OAT).
(6) Prophylactic treatment with antifibrinolytic agents, epsilon-aminocaproic and tranexamic acid, reduces the incidence and severity of attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema.
(7) Aspartylglycosaminuria (AGU) is a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by slowly progressive mental deterioration from infancy, urinary excretion of large amounts of aspartylglycosamine, and decreased activity of the lysosomal enzyme aspartylglcosamine amido hydrolase in various body tissues and fluids.
(8) Serum C1 esterase inhibitor was determined in 138 members of 18 italian families with hereditary angioedema by immunochemical and enzymatic assays.
(9) One may speculate whether clinical conditions exist--apart from hereditary retinal dystrophies--in which the retina becomes more sensitive to light from strong artificial or natural sources, which are otherwise innoxious.
(10) Calcium-dependent ATPase, adenylate cyclase and phosphorylation of erythrocyte membrane proteins have been found abnormal in various conditions: hereditary spherocytosis, sickle-cell anemia, progressive muscular dystrophies, all of these disorders being associated with a decreased deformability of the erythrocyte.
(11) As there is usually little or no congenital evidence of the dominant type, "infantile" or "autosomal dominant" hereditary endothelial dystrophy would be more appropriate names for the dominant variant.
(12) The autonomic centers in the brain-stem and cerebellum were systematically affected in both the sporadic and the hereditary cases.
(13) Important considerations for the obstetrician concerning hereditary antithrombin III deficiency are discussed, including: 1) the need to therapeutically anticoagulate these patients postpartum, 2) the need to consider prophylactic anticoagulation throughout pregnancy especially in patients with a history of thrombosis, 3) the practical aspects of assaying antithrombin III in plasma rather than serum, 4) the normally low antithrombin III levels in normal newborns, and 5) the need to provide prepregnancy counseling, including information about the autosomal dominant inheritance of hereditary antithrombin III deficiency.
(14) Our findings support the importance of a hereditary factor in migraine but not an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.
(15) The authors report 23 cases of hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB).
(16) The preceding companion paper presents a biochemical study of two abnormal protein 4.1 species from individuals with the red blood cell disorder, hereditary elliptocytosis.
(17) This study examined the function in vitro of aganglionic colon musculature in mice with hereditary aganglionosis--a strain of animals used as a model of Hirschsprung's disease.
(18) In unsystematic schizophrenia the chief factors are hereditary, above all in periodic catatonia.
(19) Lungs of day-18 fetal mice with hereditary chondrodysplasia (cho) were examined histologically and biochemically for pulmonary hypoplasia.
(20) This hereditary lipidosis is characterized pathologically by demyelination, loss of axons, and replacement of the white matter of the caudal cerebrum by a glial scar.
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(1) Alleles in this region can be exchanged between X and Y chromosomes and are therefore inherited as if autosomal.
(2) Seven males have been observed carrying both inherited tritan and red-green defects.
(3) Pedigree studies have suggested that there may be an inherited predisposition to many apparently nonfamilial colorectal cancers and a genetic model of tumorigenesis in common colorectal cancer has been proposed that includes the activation of dominantly acting oncogenes and the inactivation of growth suppressor genes.
(4) In neither case has a significant elevation in inherited genetic effects or cancer been detected in the offspring of exposed individuals.
(5) When power-transformed scores are used to eliminate skewness, there is evidence for one distribution and it is not possible to distinguish single gene from multifactorial (polygenic or cultural) inheritance.
(6) Asymptomatic relatives that have inherited the disease probably can be detected with this method.
(7) This recently reported inherited syndrome should be recognized by pathologists because of major risk of cardiac myxoma.
(8) This situation highlights the potential importance of molecules with different inheritance patterns in elucidating complex cases of reticulate evolution.
(9) Approximately 20 inherited disorders of kidney transport occurring in man have so far been defined.
(10) Neurospora crassa mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid shows strict uniparental inheritance in sexual crosses, with a notable absence of mixtures and recombinant types that appear frequently in heteroplasmons.
(11) The overall results indicate an inherited impairment of 3-HSD activity confined only to C-21 steroid substrates and, thus, suggest the existence of at least two 3-HSD isoenzymes under independent genetic regulation.
(12) About one out of three profoundly deaf children has an autosomal recessive form of inherited deafness.
(13) In considering nutrition and circadian rhythms, time-of-eating behavior is an inherited, genetically controlled pattern that can be phase-shifted by conditioning or training.
(14) Given the financial crisis this government inherited, we had no choice but to make significant savings.
(15) The pupils at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh, were surveyed and it was found that 40% of the 100 pupils had definitely inherited severe eye disease.
(16) However, as the males have not reproduced, it is not possible to rule out X-linked dominant inheritance.
(17) However, family members born at 50% risk can find out if they have inherited the mutant gene only if family analyses are possible.
(18) Proposed models for the inheritance of locus-specific methylation phenotypes in somatic cells include those in which there is stable inheritance of a methylation pattern such that all cells contain a similarly methylated locus, as well as models in which the inheritance of methylation can be variable.
(19) It inherited an economy that was growing quite strongly but activity came to an abrupt halt last autumn and has flatlined ever since.
(20) An autosomal recessive mode of inheritance of this deficiency was found.