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birth defect

[′bərth di′fekt]
(medicine)
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To overcome some of these problems, Mekdeci and her colleagues have developed an alternative method of tracking birth defect incidence based on parent responses to a lengthy questionnaire.
4-fold increased risk of cleft lip and cleft palate birth defects in babies.
People with birth defects have been part of the human condition since humankind first walked the earth.
Previous studies have identified an increased risk of birth defects associated with infertility treatment, but this is the first study to compare all forms of available treatment.
Recent research has raised concerns that there may be a link between landfill sites and birth defects.
Named in 1973, FAS is a pattern of birth defects that occurs in approximately 3 per 1000 to 1 per 2000 live births in the United States as the result of heavy maternal alcohol use during pregnancy.
Of these, one baby was born with a major birth defect and one had a minor birth defect.
Research May Pave Way to New Methods of Preventing Birth Defects in Humans
The experienced birth defect lawyers of the Arentz Law Group are now investigating the link between Zyban and left outflow tract heart defects, and are accepting Zyban Birth Defect Cases in all 50 states.
Our] findings suggest that overall diet quality is more predictive of birth defect risk than intake of single nutrients," they noted.