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Medical Term:

Werner syndrome

Pronunciation: wer'ner


a premature aging disorder presenting sclerodermalike skin changes, bilateral juvenile cataracts, progeria, hypogonadism, and diabetes mellitus; autosomal recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the WRN gene, which encodes a helicase protein on chromosome 8p.

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