Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy type 2, limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 1B, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder type 2B1, the Dunnigan type of familial partial lipodystrophy, mandibuloacral dysplasia and a familial form of dilated cardiomyopathy.
There currently are no diagnostic tests or treatments for progeria which remains relentlessly progressive and fatal. Although Hutchinson (1886) and Guilford (1904) did describe the disorder, it was recorded that on “March 19, 1754, died in Glamorganshire of mere old age and a gradual decay of nature at 17 years and 2 months, Hopkins Hopkins, the little Welshman…. He never weighed more than 17 pounds but for three years past no more than 12.” The term “progeria” is derived from the Greek word for old age, “geras.”
A female hormone, the principal hormone that prepares the uterus to receive and sustain fertilized eggs.
- Progesterone receptor test
A lab test that is used to determine whether breast cancer cells have progesterone receptors. If the cells have progesterone receptors, they may depend on progesterone for growth and usually respond to hormone therapy. Breast cancer cells that do not have progesterone receptors do not need the hormone progesterone to grow and usually do not […]
Any one of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone.
An overly prominent jaw. Prognathism may cause no problems or be associated with dental problems. Prognathism is characteristic of some diseases, such as acromegaly.
The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient’s chance of ‘recovery.