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acquired

[ə′kwīrd]
(biology)
Not present at birth, but developed by an individual in response to the environment and not subject to hereditary transmission.
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A variety of genetic, metabolic, nutritional, and acquired disorders result in hair color changes (3).
As part of a series covering the main subspecialties in radiology, this translated concise reference compiled by Galanski (Hanover Medical School, Germany) treats the major congenital and acquired disorders, diseases, infections, traumatic injuries, and treatment complications of the chest region.
95) provides a fine guide to helping students with genetic disorders and discusses the physical and mental impact of disorders ranging from autism and shyness to acquired disorders from drugs, alcoholism and allergies.
Subsequent evaluation for a prolonged aPTT should include both inherited disorders and acquired disorders of clotting factors (hemophilia); specific inhibitors, non-specific inhibitors and von Willebrand disease (vWD).
7), (8) Causes of vitamin D deficiency include hereditary disorders, reduced skin synthesis and absorption of vitamin D, and acquired disorders of vitamin D absorption, metabolism, and responsiveness.
They may be associated with familial or acquired disorders resulting in hyperlipidemia or may be present with no underlying disorder.

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