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congenital

denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth

congenital

[kən′jen·əd·əl]
(medicine)
Dating from or existing before birth.
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Interpretation of these results should obviously take into consideration the fact that the tests were conducted with only one person who is deaf-blind and, since this was a pilot study, the results cannot be generalized to other individuals who are congenitally deaf-blind.
The American children (from Tucson) in Kennedy's (1993) experiment (who were congenitally blind and ranged in age from 5 to 14 years) had prior exposure to tactile graphics, which are believed to stimulate development of spatial imagery (Dulin & Hatwell, 2006).
Natural history of adults with congenitally malformed aortic valves (unicuspid or bicuspid).
Reporting the findings in the journal Behavioural Brain Research, the team found that congenitally blind participants remembered more words than the Other two groups.
The University of Bath team, in collaboration with a research assistant from Queen Mary University of London, found congenitally blind people remember more words and were less likely to create false memories.
Dr Michael Proulx who led the University of Bath study added: "Our results show that visual experience has a significant negative impact on both the number of items remembered and the accuracy of semantic memory and also demonstrate the importance of adaptive neural plasticity in the congenitally blind brain for enhanced memory retrieval mechanisms.
After showing that these two visual abilities were enhanced in a group of congenitally deaf cats, Stephen Lomber of the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, and his team tested whether hearing-related brain areas were responsible for the boost.
Although such desire can be interpreted as tragic or as congenitally violent--the latter since we can never finally appropriate what remains elusive to us and thus may resort to dominating strategies for securing our needs for identity and recognition--in fact the eschatological orientation of desire opens us to the creative liberty of God who, while remaining transcendent, is lovingly revealed in the humanity of Jesus.
This background is merely to underscore the betrayal of Africa to which the G8 is congenitally addicted," Lewis said.
The case presented describes the management of a 9-year-old girl with congenitally absent upper lateral incisors and a severely ectopic left maxillary canine.
Despite, or because of, the lack of prospective studies, the fact that this author has accrued data regarding >60 congenitally infected infants from all geographic areas in the United States during the past 15 years reinforces the concept that LCMV is a neglected pathogen whose time for more extensive study has indeed come.

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