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Medical Term:

primary ciliary dyskinesia


an apparently autosomal recessive disorder in which mucus clearance is sluggish and bronchiectasis is prevalent and intractable. Evidence suggests the defect lies in dynein, a protein in the cilia.

Synonym(s): dyskinesia syndrome

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