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Medical Term:

tapetoretinal degeneration


Definition: a hereditary disorder of the retina mainly affecting photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium; this may be a manifestation of Friedreich ataxia, Refsum disease, and abetalipoproteinemia.

Synonym(s): primary pigmentary degeneration of retina

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