Common Words and Phrases Associated with CMT

The definitions of words and phrases found on this page are subject to change at any time. The definitions are provided for informational and reference purposes only. Every effort is made to provide the most up to date and accurate information. The information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition you may have and should not be construed as medical advice.

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AFO

AFO

Acronym for Ankle Foot Orthosis.

An AFO is an orthotic appliance that provides bracing and support . . .

Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomic Nervous System

A part of the nervous system that regulates key involuntary functions of the body, including the act . . .

Autosomal Dominant

Autosomal Dominant

A pattern of inheritance in which an affected individual has one copy of a mutated gene and one norm . . .

Allele

Allele

An allele is one of two or more versions of a gene. An individual inherits two alleles for each gene . . .

Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic Neuropathy

Disease of the nerves affecting mostly the internal organs such as the bladder muscles, the cardiova . . .

Autosomal Recessive

Autosomal Recessive

A pattern of inheritance in which an affected individual has two copies of a mutated gene on a pair . . .

Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis

A congenital fixation of a joint in an extended or flexed position.

As this pertains to CMT, arthro . . .

Autosomal

Autosomal

Pertaining to any of the non-sex chromosomes. The non-sex-chromosomes are the chromosomes that are n . . .

Autosome

Autosome

Any one of the chromosomes that is not a sex chromosome. People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes . . .