anencephaly

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anencephaly

[‚an‚en′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A neural tube defect resulting in gross underdevelopment of the brain in fetal life.
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Harold Elwood, Epidemiology of Anencephalus and Spina Bifida (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), 87-90; J.
Taiwan 2001-2003 2,148 congenital Birth registry 2008 396,049 births anomalies, including 43 anencephalus (ICD-9 code 740.
Cases (infants or fetuses) had a diagnosis of anencephalus [International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) (Medicode, Inc.