Monosomy

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Monosomy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10Q93, Q96
MeSHD009006
 
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Monosomy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10Q93, Q96
MeSHD009006

Monosomy is a form of aneuploidy with the presence of only one chromosome (instead of the typical two in humans) from a pair.[1] Partial monosomy occurs when only a portion of the chromosome has one copy, while the rest has two copies.

Human monosomy[edit]

Human conditions due to monosomy:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CRC - Glossary M". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

Monosomy is a genetic defect caused by an incomplete set of chromosomes. Various medical conditions are caused by monosomy, some more severe than others. Along with other genetic defects, monosomy can often be identified during prenatal testing, which is why such testing is recommended for women who are at high risk. It is certainly possible for someone to live a healthy and normal life with monosomy, just as other people may be severely disabled by the condition.