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Alagille syndrome

Pronunciation: ah-lah-zhel'

Definition: an autosomal dominant syndrome that becomes apparent in childhood and is associated with jaundice resulting from a paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts; characteristics include a narrow face and pointed chin, broad forehead, long, straight nose, deep-set eyes, posterior embryotoxon in the eye, cardiovascular abnormalities, vertebral defects, and nephropathy.

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