Lissencephaly: A brain malformation characterized by microcephaly and the lack of normal convolutions (folds) in the brain. Lissencephaly literally means 'smooth brain.' It is caused by defective neuronal migration, a defect in the process in which nerve cells move from their place of origin to thei...
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Synonym: agyria. ... Origin: G. Lissos, smooth, + enkephalos, brain ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(lis″әn-sef´ә-le) agyria. adj., lissencephal´ic., adj.
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lissencephalia, lissencephalic, lissencephaly 1. Lack of convolutional patterns in the cerebral cortex due to some defect of development; also known as agyria [a-, 'no' plus gyros, 'circle']. 2. A rare brain formation disorder characterized by microcephaly and the lack of normal convolutions (folds...
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Lissencephaly, which literally means smooth brain, is a rare brain formation disorder caused by defective neuronal migration during the 12th to 24th weeks of gestation resulting in a lack of development of brain folds (gyri) and grooves (sulci). It is a form of cephalic disorder. Terms such as `agy...
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A birth defect that involves the folds of the brain. Rather than the brain being full of ridges and bumpy, a child with lissencephaly will have a smooth brain surface. Because the nerve cells are not in the proper location, they cannot communicate with one another, which will cause the cells in the ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lis′en-sef′ă-lē Synonyms: agyria
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