Sandhoff's disease

[ săndhôfs′ ]


A form of GM2 gangliosidosis that resembles Tay-Sachs disease except that it does not affect persons of Jewish descent, characterized by a defect in the production of two forms of hexosaminidase.

Nearby words

  1. sensorimotor area,
  2. sensorineural,
  3. sensorineural deafness,
  4. sensorineural hearing impairment,
  5. sensorium,
  6. sensory aphasia,
  7. sensory cortex,
  8. sensory deprivation,
  9. sensory epilepsy,
  10. sensory ganglion

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