postaxial


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post·ax·i·al

 (pōst-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
Located behind an axis of the body, as the lateral aspect of the lower leg or the medial aspect of the upper arm.

post·ax′i·al·ly adv.
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postaxial

(pəʊstˈæksɪəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) situated or occurring behind the axis of the body
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the posterior part of a vertebrate limb
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post•ax•i•al

(poʊstˈæk si əl)

adj.
pertaining to or situated behind an axis of the body, esp. the posterior side of the axis of a limb.
[1870]
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Las faciales que se asocian con mas frecuencia a casos de HPE son agenesia premaxilar, ciclopia y cebocefalia, y de las no faciales, la transposicion de los grandes vasos, polidactilia postaxial, defectos genitales, vertebrales y de reduccion de extremidades (Orioli et al., 2010; Winter et al., 2015).
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This condition results in additional fingers and toes in humans and animals. There are three main types of the condition: ulnar or postaxial polydactyly or small finger duplication, which is the most common form of the condition; radial or preaxial polydactyly or thumb duplication, which occurs one in every 1,000 to 10,000 live births; central polydactyly, which is the rarest.
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Castilla EE and Rittler [15] in 2001 in their study observed a significant association with parental consanguinity for three congenital anomaly types: hydrocephalus, postaxial hand polydactyly and bilateral cleft lip +/- cleft palate, while three additional anomalies namely cephalocele, microcephaly and hand + foot postaxial polydactyly showed a positive association.
There is a preaxial and postaxial reduction in limbs that occurred.
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