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Not Always GeneticPlay
Some syndromes are genetic, others result from environmental factors or behaviors. SlideSmoker's syndrome isn't inherited but caused by smoking.
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Cluster of SymptomsPlay
Remember that a 'syndrome' refers to a combination of symptoms, not just one. SlideIrritable bowel syndrome involves a range of digestive system symptoms.
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Specific DisordersPlay
'Syndrome' often indicates a recognized medical diagnosis. SlideHe was diagnosed with the Tourette syndrome by his doctor.