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Phocomelia

phocomelia

A congenital malformation (birth defect) in which the hands and feet are attached to abbreviated arms and legs. The word phocomelia combines phoco- (seal) and melia (limb) to designate a limb like a seal's flipper, one consequence of exposure of the developing foetus to thalidomide.


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... 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 from shoulder Aplasia – Absence of thumb and bone in lower arm Lower extremity limb malformation ...

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