genetic counseling

genetic counseling
A communication process between a specially trained health professional and a person concerned about the genetic risk of disease. The person's family and personal medical history may be discussed, and counseling may lead to genetic testing.

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  • Genetic counseling — is the process by which patients or relatives, at risk of an inherited disorder, are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family… …   Wikipedia

  • genetic counseling — n. the medical counseling of prospective parents regarding the existence of genetic abnormalities in a fetus or the possible transmission of genetic defects …   English World dictionary

  • Genetic counseling — An educational counseling process for individuals and families who have a genetic disease or who are at risk for such a disease. Genetic counseling is designed to provide patients and their families with information about their condition and help …   Medical dictionary

  • genetic counseling — the counseling of individuals with established or potential genetic problems, concerned with inheritance patterns and risks to future offspring. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • genetic counseling — genet′ic coun′seling n. med gen the counseling of persons with established or potential genetic problems in regard to inheritance patterns and risks to future offspring • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • genetic counseling — noun guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children • Hypernyms: ↑guidance, ↑counsel, ↑counseling, ↑counselling, ↑direction …   Useful english dictionary

  • genetic counseling — noun Date: 1955 guidance relating to genetic disorders that is provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having a child with such a disorder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Genetic counseling — Conseil génétique En général, le conseil génétique désigne un conseil prénatal appliqué lorsqu un problème génétique est suspecté au cours de la grossesse. Un conseiller génétique est un professionnel de la santé spécialisé et expérimenté dans le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Journal of Genetic Counseling — is a medical journal.It is published by Springer Science+Business Media.External links* …   Wikipedia

  • Genetic testing — (also called DNA based tests) is among the newest and most sophisticated of techniques[1] used to test for genetic disorders which involves direct examination of the DNA molecule itself. Other genetic tests include biochemical tests for such gene …   Wikipedia

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