microencephaly


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microencephaly

[¦mī·krō·en′sef·ə·lē]
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Methylazoxymethanol-induced microencephaly in the brown Norway strain: behavior and brain weight.
Lauren has cerebral palsy, microencephaly, seizures, moderate hearing loss, visual impairment, and developmental delays caused by oxygen deprivation at birth.
For example, early studies of prenatal alcohol-induced neuropathology were derived from postmortem tissue, which showed that prenatal alcohol leads to microencephaly (small brain), as well as neuroglial heterotopias (nerve cells that have migrated to the wrong location) and disrupted development of the corpus callosum and cerebellum (Clarren et al.