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(Science: embryology) a morphologic defect resulting from an intrinsically abnormal developmental process.

Origin: L. Malus = evil, formatio = a forming

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Re: 6 fingers

The presence of an extra sixth finger or toe, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 5922

Re: Thalidomide

... market after more than 10,000 babies exposed to thalidomide in the womb were born with severe adverse thalidomide birth defects including serious malformations and limb deformities. Types of birth defects caused by include: Missing limbs Phocomelia – Absence of majority of arm, with hand extending ...

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by TonyF
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
Replies: 5
Views: 9508

Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... is for this phenomenon (one I'd love to hear) I would not like it to go away!! I recently had an MRI scan on my brain, which revealed a Chiari Malformation I. I don't have symptoms, and it might never have been know had I not had the MRI. However, I couldn't help but wonder if it is connected ...

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by Patty
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
Replies: 89
Views: 175881

A question about nerves.

... that would cause something like this, and whenever I bring it up people always seem a little surprised. Could this possibly stem from damage/malformation in my spinal cord, or could it just be my brain crossing signals? Any insight or information anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

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by Daly
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: A question about nerves.
Replies: 1
Views: 3661

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