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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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According to the scientists, this non-invasive device may prove an effective tool in understanding how environmental factors that alter an embryo's heart rate lead to congenital defects.
Until recently, second-generation AEDs had not been linked to congenital defects.
In the 1940s babies born with congenital defects could be operated on at one of 14 different hospitals in the region, but only a quarter survived.
the reduced activity of the immune system to fight back other pathogens), infertility, abortions and congenital defects in calves.
Many of the congenital defects and pre-existing conditions are not covered," he said.
Maxillofacial rehabilitation; prosthodontic and surgical management of cancer-related, acquired, and congenital defects of the head and neck, 3d ed.
Borah and colleague Marlene Rankin took pictures of 10 patients--five male and five female--with facial deformities from congenital defects, trauma, and cancer.
This can potentially lead to inherited genetic defects and congenital defects in human foetuses.
Of the 660,000 babies born each year, up to 12,000 would have congenital defects, she said.
Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to cot deaths and increased chances of congenital defects.
If successful, the revolutionary arm graft could herald a new era in transplantation, restoring hope to landmine victims, amputees and people with congenital defects.
The characteristics of an infant born with congenital defects violate the parents' expectations of what their baby should be and are among the most common triggers of disturbed parent-infant relationships (Bassoff, 1982).

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