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Synonyms of Dysautonomia, Familial
- Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type III (HSAN, Type III)
- Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type III
- Riley-Day Syndrome
- No subdivisions found.
Familial dysautonomia is a rare genetic disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that primarily affects people of Eastern European Jewish heritage. It is characterized by diminished sensitivity to pain, lack of overflow tearing in the eyes, a decrease in the number of knob-like projections that cover the tongue (fungiform papillae), unusual fluctuations of body temperature, and unstable blood pressure. Symptoms of this disorder are apparent at birth. The autonomic nervous system controls vital involuntary body functions.
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