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spi·na bif·i·da

 (spī′nə bĭf′ĭ-də)
n.
A congenital defect in which the spinal column is imperfectly closed so that part of the meninges or spinal cord protrudes, often resulting in hydrocephalus and other neurological disorders.

[New Latin spīna bifida : Latin spīna, spine + Latin bifida, feminine of bifidus, split in two.]
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spina bifida

(ˈspaɪnə ˈbɪfɪdə)
n
(Pathology) a congenital condition in which the meninges of the spinal cord protrude through a gap in the backbone, sometimes causing enlargement of the skull (due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid) and paralysis
[New Latin; see spine, bifid]
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spi•na bif•i•da

(ˈspaɪ nə ˈbɪf ɪ də)
n.
a congenital defect in which part of the meninges protrudes through the spinal column, often resulting in neurological impairment.
[1710–20; < New Latin, Latin: cloven spine]
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spi·na bif·i·da

(spī′nə bĭf′ĭ-də)
A congenital defect in which the vertebral column is not fully closed, causing part of the spinal cord to bulge out. Spina bifida often results in damage to the spinal cord.
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Noun1.spina bifida - a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformedspina 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
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Translations

spina bifida

[ˌspaɪnəˈbɪfɪdə] Nespina f bífida
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spina bifida

[ˌspaɪnəˈbɪfɪdə] nspina-bifida m inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spina bifida

noffene Wirbelsäule, Spina bifida f (spec)
adj attr babymit einer offenen Wirbelsäule
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spina bifida

[ˌspaɪnəˈbɪfɪdə] nspina bifida
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spi·na bi·fi·da

[MIM*182940]
n. espina bífida, malformación congénita en el cierre de un conducto de la estructura ósea de la espina vertebral, con o sin protrusión de las meninges medulares, gen. a nivel lumbar;
occult ______ oculta, sin protrusión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spina bifida

n espina bífida
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When Mr Robert Nyakundi, 34, was born at Mater Hospital, he was diagnosed with spina bifida cysticawhich saw him undergo a delicate surgery, followed by incubation when he was only three days old.
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She was sent to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, where the baby was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition where a baby's spinal cord does not fully development in the womb.
"Spina bifida causes a lot of problems, particularly with the kidneys," he said.
Roman was discovered to have spina bifida during his 20-week ultrasound as per CBS News in Aug.
In the case of a spina bifida baby, delicate surgery - involving a team of more than 20 medics - sees exposed nerves that will cause agonising symptoms after birth pushed back inside the delicate membrane surrounding the spinal cord.
"Scotland has more live births per head of population with spina bifida than anywhere else in the UK and almost every week one pregnancy is affected by the complex conditions.
Doctors in the United States have been pioneering an astonishing new treatment for spina bifida, in which the baby is operated on before birth.
Around 40 babies are born with Spina Bifida each year in Ireland, one of the highest incidences in the world.
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with self-management behaviors in children with spina bifida.
NTDs can occur in two major forms: spina bifida (SB) aperta, which is the open-lesion NTD, and the closed-lesion NTD, more commonly known as SB occulta.

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