Top 10 Most Common Genetic Disorders

10) Autism


Autism is a neural condition characterized by behavioral challenges and difficulty in processing of information due to the defects in synapses. The axons and dendrons of different neurons are interconnected in a defined for transmission of impulses. The impulses are carried in electrical mode but at the end of axons or near synapse, neurotransmitter like acetylcholine chemically transforms the impulse which is again conducted in electrical mode past the synapse. But in autistic condition there is unusual synapse which is connected differently that leads to difficulty in articulation and interpretation involving thinking process, repetitive behavior, introvert with restricted social interaction and verbal/non-verbal disabilities. The exact cause is yet to be ascertained.

Final Thoughts

Though the genetic disorders are not the mistake of individuals and they could not be treated to the fullest extent, it is possible to rehabilitate them so as to enable them to be independent in activities of daily living and optimizing the available potential to eke out a descent standard of living.


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