abnormality

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congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape acrocephaly , oxycephaly
abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly) AFP , alpha fetoprotein , alpha foetoprotein
abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete) aneuploidy
pathology or abnormality of a joint arthropathy
inherited or environmentally-induced abnormality present since birth birth defect
cardiac rhythm characterized by the presence of an extra sound; can indicate a heart abnormality cantering rhythm , gallop rhythm
developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye cyclopia
constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality diathesis
genetic abnormality resulting in short stature dwarfism , nanism
abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements dyskinesia
congenital abnormality involving the absence of some fingers or toes ectrodactyly
congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis epispadias
anemia resulting from eating fava beans; victims have an inherited blood abnormality and enzyme deficiency favism
abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus hydatidiform mole , hydatid mole , molar pregnancy
abnormality of pregnancy; accumulation of excess amniotic fluid hydramnios
any of a number of diseases in which an inherited defect (usually a missing or inadequate enzyme) results in an abnormality of metabolism inborn error of metabolism
any abnormality of mental function mental abnormality
chromosomal abnormality consisting of the absence of one chromosome from the normal diploid number monosomy
(ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred myopia , nearsightedness , shortsightedness
mental abnormality resulting from disturbance of the structure or function of the brain organic brain syndrome
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