Definition: Acronym for equivalent normal child unit, that amount of information from any source (linkage analysis, parental, and collateral phenotypes, biochemistry of the carrier state, etc.) that will have the same impact on the probability as one usual progeny does that a consultand is a carrier for an autosomal dominant trait; each normal child contributes one encu.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.