A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning) and which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development. [Department of Health]
|Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy||
Limb-girdle MD has around 15 different varieties. It can affect both sexes and usually appears in early adulthood. Limb-girdle MD initially starts in the muscles around the hip girdle and the shoulder girdle, but it can also progress quite quickly to other areas.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid. It is mostly made by the liver from the fatty foods we eat and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Conditions resulting from irregular lipid metabolism.
|Lipid storage condition||
A group of inherited metabolic disorders in which harmful amounts of fatty materials called lipids accumulate in some of the body’s cells and tissues. People with these disorders either do not produce enough of one of the enzymes needed to metabolize lipids or they produce enzymes that do not work properly.
|list of drugs||
Information on drugs which individuals
|Long QT syndrome||
A condition in which there are alterations to the normal patterns of contraction of the heart. On the electrocardiogram, there are abnormalities seen that are known as a prolonged QT interval and polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias (torsade de pointes). These cardiac arrhythmias may result in recurrent syncopes (faints), seizure, or sudden death. Individuals may have no symptoms and have no structural heart disease. LQTS can be caused by changes in one of several genes which can be passed on to family members in either an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive pattern.
Lucentis is a medicine which is used in wet age-related macular degeneration.
A lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) is a procedure used to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the spinal canal so that it can be tested. The spinal canal is the passageway through the back bones (vertebrae) which contains the spinal cord.
|lysosomal storage disease|