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XXXXY syndrome

a rare disorder in which a male inherits three extra X chromosomes in addition to the normal one X and one Y chromosome (46,XY). Affected individuals have a variety of anomalies, including abnormally small genitalia; a short, broad neck; and hypotonia (flaccid muscles). Most affected individuals have intellectual disability, impaired speech, and short stature. Also called 49,XXXXY syndrome.

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psychosomatic medicine

psychosomatic medicine

a branch of medicine that emphasizes the role of psychological factors in causing and treating disease.