Anencephaly

Anencephaly is the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp that occurs during embryonic development. It is a cephalic disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the rostral (head) end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th days of conception. Strictly speaking, the translation o...
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anencephaly

(an″әn-sef´ә-le) congenital absence of the cranial vault, with the cerebral hemispheres completely missing or reduced to small masses. adj., anencephal´ic., adj.
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anencephaly

(from the article `malformation`) Absence of the brain at birth (anencephaly); an abnormally small brain and head (microcephaly); and enlargement of the brain and head, sometimes to ... ...test is an assay of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in the maternal serum. Elevated levels are associated with neural tube defects in the fetus such as ... ...
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anencephaly

anencephalia noun a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
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Anencephaly

A condition where the brain fails to develop and may be only partially present or completely absent.
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anencephaly

A congenital absence of the brain and cranial vault, with the cerebral hemispheres completely missing or greatly reduced in size. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Anencephaly

a fatal birth defect in which the brain and spinal cord have failed to develop, resulting in the absence of a portion of the skull and brain
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Anencephaly

A neural tube defect in which the the head end of the neural tube does not close. Normally, the neural tube will fold and close during the 3rd to 4th week of pregnancy. When it does not close, it causes a large portion of the brain, skull and scalp to be missing. A fetus that has been diagnosed with anencephaly will be born without a foreb...
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Anencephaly

A rare birth defect
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Anencephaly

A rare birth defect in which the baby has a malformed skull and little or no brain.
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anencephaly

A rare condition in which the baby's brain does not develop properly while in the womb, resulting in little or no brain and a malformed skull.
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Anencephaly

A severe congenital defect in which the fetus has no brain.
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Anencephaly

A severe congenital defect in which the fetus has no brain.
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anencephaly

Absence of the greater part of the brain, often with skull deformity.
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anencephaly

anencephaly 1. Congenital defective development of the brain, with absence of the bones of the cranial vault and absent or rudimentary cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres, brainstem, and basal ganglia. 2. Partial or total absence of the brain at birth.
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anencephaly

Anencephaly is a defect in the closure of the neural tube during fetal development. The neural tube is a narrow channel that folds and closes between the 3rd and 4th weeks of pregnancy to form the brain and spinal cord of the embryo. Anencephaly occurs when the 'cephalic' or head end of the neural t...
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Anencephaly

Anencephaly: A neural tube defect (NTD) that occurs when the cephalic (head) end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th days of pregnancy, resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. Infants with this disorder are born without a forebrain, the largest part of the brain consisting mainly ...
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Anencephaly

Defective development of the brain combined with the absence of the bones normally surrounding the brain.
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Anencephaly

Defective development of the brain combined with the absence of the bones normally surrounding the brain.
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anencephaly

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′en-sef′ă-lē Synonyms: meroanencephaly
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anencephaly

[n] - a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
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