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Turner Syndrome: Overview

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Turner syndrome is a condition in which a girl or woman is partially or completely missing an X chromosome. It can cause infertility and heart problems and alter a female’s appearance. The NICHD plays a leading role in advancing research on Turner syndrome by supporting the investigation of its physical and emotional effects as well as potential therapies.

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Common Name

  • Turner syndrome

Medical or Scientific Names

  • Turner syndrome
  • Monosomy X
  • 45,X
  • Ullrich-Turner syndrome
  • TS
  • Gonadal dysgenesis
Last Updated Date: 04/03/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 04/03/2013