Medical Dictionary: Happy puppet syndrome


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Happy puppet syndrome: Another name for Angelman syndrome.
Happy puppet syndrome (condition): Rare chromosomal birth defect usually causing retardation.
Happy puppet syndrome (condition): Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome are two rare chromosome disorders, with very different symptoms, but caused by the same area of DNA. They are important to genetic research because they are caused by imprinting.

Happy puppet syndrome: Angelman syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by severe congenital mental retardation, unusual facial appearance, and muscular abnormalities. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Angelman Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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