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 (ə-trē′zhə, -zhē-ə)
1. The absence or closure of a normal body orifice or tubular passage such as the anus, intestine, or external ear canal.
2. The degeneration and resorption of one or more ovarian follicles before a state of maturity has been reached.

[New Latin atrēsia : Greek a-, not, without; see a-1 + Greek trēsis, perforation, orifice; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·tre·sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.


(əˈtriːʒɪə; -ʒə)
(Pathology) absence of or unnatural narrowing of a body channel
[C19: New Latin, from Greek atrētos not perforated]


(əˈtri ʒə, -ʒi ə)

the absence, or failure to develop, of a normal body opening or duct, as the ear canal.
[1800–10; < Greek a- a-6 + três(is) perforation + -ia -ia]
a•tre′sic (-zɪk, -sɪk) a•tret•ic (əˈtrɛt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atresia - an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


n. atresia, cierre congénito anormal de una abertura o conducto del cuerpo.
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Comparison of drainage techniques for biliary atresia.
Harry, 25, crouched down as he spoke with two-year-old Aaqifab Woods, who was born with biliary atresia - meaning she has no bile duct.
In patients with biliary atresia (BA) who undergo Kasai's hepatic portoentrerostomy, many still experience chronic hepatic inflammation with or without jaundice.
Many patients with biliary atresia (BA) continue to suffer from postoperative liver dysfunction after undergoing Kasai's hepatic portoenterostomy.
2) Biliary atresia (BA) is a uniquely pediatric liver disease characterized by an idiopathic, progressive, fibrosclerosing obliteration of large bile ducts.
The youngster from Coventry was just seven weeks old when he was diagnosed with the rare condition biliary atresia, which affected the function of his liver.
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection - natural killer, or NK, cells - is linked to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver damage and death.
Little Elen Ruck, now two, was diagnosed with a rare form of liver disease - biliary atresia - as a baby and underwent lifesaving surgery just weeks after she was born.
After being diagnosed with a liver disease called biliary atresia, son James, two, had a life-saving liver transplant in August 2007 when he was 11 months old.
At nine days old he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a condition which could have led to liver failure if it had not been diagnosed.
1), (2), (3) The variety of causes for hyperbilirubinemia, includes inherited genetic disorders, biliary atresia, hemolytic disease, and physiologic jaundice in neonates.
Other gastrointestinal abnormalities associated with polysplenia include biliary atresia, intestinal malrotation, and truncated pancreas (only the pancreatic head or body is present).