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Inheritance

Any form of property that one receives when a person dies. One may receive an inheritance because the deceased person had so specified in a will, or, if there is no will, one may receive an inheritance simply by being a close relative of the deceased. In most countries, inheritances are taxed if they are valued over a certain amount. See also: Estate.

Inheritance

As distinguished from a bequest or devise, an inheritance is property acquired through laws of descent and distribution from a person who dies without leaving a will. Property so acquired usually takes as its basis, for gain or loss on later disposition or for depreciation, the fair market value at the date of the decedent's death. An inheritance of property is not a taxable event, but the income from an inheritance is taxable.
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Johnson et al supported the dominant inheritance theory of both TP and TM.5-10
However, most patients suffering from described SEN syndrome had autosomal dominant inheritance. In conclusion, our observation suggests that SENsyndromeshouldberecognizedasanentity with genetic heterogeneity once there is evidence of different genetic manner of inheritance described in this disease.
Familial idiopathic brain calcification with autosomal dominant inheritance. Neurology 1997; 48:645-649.
In addition, hereditary methemoglobinemias due to NADH dependent cytochrome reductase (NADH dependent methemoglobine reductase = NADH dependent diaphorase) deficiency, which was assayed only by us so far in Turkey with probable dominant inheritance and Hemoglobin M cases were reported on several journals (5-11).
"Most Alzheimer's genes are 'dominant inheritance', which means there's a 50/50 chance of passing them on.
Autosomal dominant inheritance has rarely been reported with familial DCM.
Autosomal recessive inheritance of asthma was more common than dominant inheritance in our study population.
Early-onset type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, the onset of diabetes before age 40 years, and the occasional presence of autosomal dominant inheritance (1, 2).
CAG encodes glutamine, and these expanded CAG triplet repeats result in expanded polyglutamine protein, termed ataxin that produce toxic gain of function with autosomal dominant inheritance (4).
It accounts for approximately 15% of cases of OP.1 The third group, with an incidence rate of 1/20 000-500 000 births and autosomal dominant inheritance, is divided into type I and type II OP.
In 1946 Lasker apud Forlan (1962) had concluded that it was a genetic disease with an autosomal dominant inheritance, and in some cases, external interferences in the foetal period could cause this mutation that is transferred to the progeny.
Dominant inheritance of resistance to thyroid hormone not linked to defects in the thyroid hormone receptor alpha or beta genes may be due to a defective cofactor.