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Synonyms for anencephaly

a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres

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They noted that the two strongest posterior odds ratios were seen for maternal paroxetine treatment and anencephaly or right ventricular outflow tract obstruction cardiac defects in the infant.
In explaining how Angela was able to celebrate her 8-month-birthday, Gugliotta wrote that doctors had now changed their diagnosis from anencephaly to encephalocele.
Doctors explained that Nieve had developed anencephaly after her brain had failed to form properly in the first 24 days of Michaela's pregnancy.
82) with an excess of female births in both spina bifida and anencephaly (M:F 0.
In countries with prenatal screening and liberal abortion laws, anencephaly has become very rare, because almost all women who are told that they are carrying an anencephalic fetus choose to terminate the pregnancy.
Maternal history revealed that the pregnancy follow-up was not done regularly and anencephaly was found on USG performed in the last months prenatally.
Both siblings were diagnosed in the womb with anencephaly - a fatal condition that affects the formation of the brain and skull - and the couple took the difficult decision to end both pregnancies at around the 13-week mark.
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Pesticides and coal and oil pollutants increase the risk of certain birth defects including spina bifida and anencephaly by an alarming 450 percent in rural China, a new research has revealed.
Danny and Jeannine Eisenbacher of Woodburn said their baby daughter was diagnosed with anencephaly - a condition where a fetus develops without a portion of its brain - five months into Jeannine's pregnancy.
Lack of folate at this critical time will result in the neural tube defects of Spina bifida, anencephaly and some early childhood cancers.
No significant associations were observed between anencephaly and benzene or between any of the NTD pheno-types and toluene, ethylbenzene, or xylene.
Exencephaly (differential diagnosis includes acrania, acalvaria, anencephaly, large encephalocele or amniotic band syndrome.
age Development Dorsal induction 5-6 wks Closure of neural tube Ventral induction 7-12 wks Formation of brain segments and face Migration and 12-24 wks Migration of neurons from histiogenesis periventricular germinal matrix to cortex; cortical organisation Myelination 24 wks-3 Myelination yrs Stage Anomalies Dorsal induction Anencephaly, encephalocoele, Chiari malformation, spina bifida Ventral induction Holoprosencephaly, corpus callosum agenesis, vermian agenesis, facial abnormalities Migration and Gray matter heterotopias (e.
The study published by Cell Press in the journal Developmental Cell, shed light on a process called neural tube closure which, when disrupted, causes congenital birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, including anencephaly and spina bifida.
I was a food regulator in the mid-1990s when research began to show that neural tube defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida and anencephaly, could be significantly reduced if pregnant women took folic acid supplements.