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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High posterior odds ratios were observed for five birth defects with paroxetine use: anencephaly (3.
Angela underwent a three-hour surgery to close an opening at the top of her head, as she has anencephaly, a neural tube defect in which portions of the brain, skull and scalp do not form in whole or in part during embryonic development.
The most serious form, anencephaly, means that the baby will not live beyond birth, and many babies born with spina bifida face a life with serious multiple disabilities.
Babies born with anencephaly typically live only a few hours or days.
05) were found after an affected male or an affected female for either spina bifida or anencephaly.
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), primarily spina bifida and anencephaly, are major developmental disorders with a worldwide prevalence of one in 1,000 live births, which translates into 140,000 new cases annually.
But Beatriz had an additional powerful reason to do so: The fetus had anencephaly, a condition in which the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain associated with consciousness, is absent.
Anencephaly which is one of the neural tube defects occurs as a result of failure of closure of the cephalic part of the neural tube until the 6th week.
It updates statistics on women and minorities in psychology and information on anencephaly and sex differences in the brain and adds new examples and more on deep brain stimulation.
In an April 12 vote of eight in favour and only two in dissent, the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil made legal the abortion of unborn babies diagnosed during pregnancy with anencephaly, drawing condemnation from Brazil's Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders.
This April, Brazil's Supreme Court voted to legalise abortion in cases of anencephaly in the fetus, a condition that leads to malformation or absence of large parts of the brain, which is incompatible with life.