agnathia


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agnathia

[ag′nath·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Lack of the jaws.
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Studies in knockout of Nog shows abnormalities in the neural tube and the somites and mandibular defects ranging over a range of phenotypes from the mandibular hypoplasia, passing through an intermediate phenotype micrognathia (poor formation of the jaw) to agnathia (absence of mandibular formation) (88,89).
A case report of the agnathia holoprosencephaly complex and a review of the literature related to the complex genetic and embryologic aetiology of this group of major birth defects of face and central nervous system are informed.