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Unformatted text preview: and organs. 8) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Birth defects and mental disabilities caused by ingestion of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy. 9) Gene therapy - A technique for replacing defective with normal ones in certain tissues of a person affected with a hereditary disease. 10) Genetic counseling - Information to help prospective parents evaluate the risk of having or delivering a genetically handicapped child. 11) Hereditary (genetic) disease- Any disease resulting from the inheritance of defective genes or chromosomes from one or both parents. 12) Karyotype- Visual display of all of a person’s chromosomes that can detect chromosomal abnormalities characteristic of inherited diseases. 13) Teratogen- Any environmental agent that causes abnormal development of a fetus. 14) Ultrasound scanning - Use of sound waves to visualize the fetus in the womb....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course HEAL HSCI/C101 taught by Professor Dr.rodriguez during the Spring '08 term at Citrus College.
- Spring '08