congenital disorder

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Related to Congenital problems: congenital disease, Congenital defects
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Noun1.congenital disorder - a defect that is present at birthcongenital disorder - a defect that is present at birth  
ablepharia - a congenital absence of eyelids (partial or complete)
albinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
anencephalia, anencephaly - a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
ametria - congenital absence of the uterus
color blindness, color vision deficiency, colour blindness, colour vision deficiency - genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
epispadias - a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis
clinocephalism, clinocephaly - a congenital defect in which the top of the head is depressed (concave instead of convex)
clinodactyly - a congenital defect in which one or more toes or fingers are abnormally positioned
macroglossia - a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome
Down syndrome, Down's syndrome, mongolianism, mongolism, trisomy 21 - a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
acrocephaly, oxycephaly - a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape
cheiloschisis, cleft lip, harelip - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
cleft palate - a congenital fissure of the hard palate
defect - an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
amelia - congenital absence of an arm or leg
meromelia - congenital absence of part of an arm or leg
encephalocele - protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
meningocele - a congenital anomaly of the central nervous system in which a sac protruding from the brain or the spinal meninges contains cerebrospinal fluid (but no nerve tissue)
myelomeningocele - a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
polysomy - congenital defect of having one or more extra chromosomes in somatic cells
hermaphrodism, hermaphroditism - congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
pseudohermaphroditism - congenital condition in which a person has external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex
scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
congenital heart defect - a birth defect involving the heart
rachischisis, schistorrhachis, spina bifida - a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
spinocerebellar disorder - any of several congenital disorders marked by degeneration of the cerebellum and spinal cord resulting in spasticity and ataxia
hyperdactyly, polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syndactylism, syndactyly - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
ankyloglossia, tongue tie - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
anomalousness, anomaly - deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
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Or could spontaneous genetic mutations cause congenital problems that affect both the heart and the brain of a child?
As a result, he is qualified to treat urological congenital problems related to other spinal conditions such as spina bifida.
She told parents their babies had congenital problems and persuaded them to give them up.
Professor Gavin Wilkinson from the Cardiff University School of Medicine said: "More children have disabilities from this disease than other well-known congenital problems, such as Down's syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome.
Gluck treats all ages, from infants with congenital problems to the elderly with arthritis and other problems of old age, as well as sports and work injuries.
Debt-laden parents of a sick baby girl stuck in a hospital ICU since her birth in October due to congenital problems fear that mounting bills are way beyond their capacity to pay.
According to the doctor, there are several reasons such as tooth decay, dental caries, trauma and congenital problems that could cause damage or loss requiring a replacement to the tooth.
It is a condition affecting the development of the brain and spinal cord with associated congenital problems, including significant abnormalities to the face and neck.
Dubai A team of visiting specialists is performing free heart operations on children with congenital problems, some with rare complications.
Clr Ken Smith, Cabinet member for young people, said: "Intra-family marriages lead to a higher rate of children with congenital problems as well as greater infant mortality.
For those over 35 years old, coronary artery disease (cholesterol buildup in the arteries supplying the heart with blood) is the most common cause, while a number of congenital problems precipitate sudden death in younger athletes.
Infants from both groups experienced congenital problems, most of which were related to premature birth.

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