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1. infantile amaurotic idiocy, sachs disease, tay-sachs, tay-sachs disease

a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood

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an inherited disorder, caused by a faulty recessive gene, in which lipids accumulate in the brain, leading to learning difficulties and blindness. It occurs mostly in Ashkenazi Jews

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a hereditary condition, found chiefly among descendants of some Eastern European Jews, caused by an enzyme deficiency and characterized by mental retardation, paralysis, and death in early childhood

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