Hypoplasia

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hypoplasia

[‚hī·pō′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
Failure of a tissue or organ to achieve complete development.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hypoplasia

 

or hypogenesis, underdevelopment of a tissue, organ, part of the body, or entire organism. Just as with aplasia, the basis of hypoplasia is impairment of the interuterine development of the fetus as a result of the effect of radiant energy on the mother’s organism, imbalance in nutrition, and certain infections transmitted from the mother to the fetus, such as German measles, toxoplasmosis, or poliomyelitis.

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MIDAS syndrome (microphthalmia, dermal aplasia, and sclerocornea): an X-linked phenotype distinct from Goltz syndrome. Am J Med Genet 1993;47:710-3.
Otolaryngological manifestation of Gorlin Goltz syndrome. J Laryngol Otol.vol.111, no.3, pp.286-9, Mar 1997,
Extensive facial clefting in a patient with Goltz syndrome: multidisciplinary treatment of a previously unreported association.