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Anlage

   "1. In biology, whatever precedes something else. 2. In embryology, a precursor or forerunner or a more mature structure. For example, the stomach anlage. 3. In psychoanalysis, a predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic. Borrowed directly from the German for a plan or arrangement, derived from the verb anlegen meaning ""to lay on"" in the sense of ""to prepare or set up."" The plural is anlagen. Sometimes anlage is used interchangeably with primordium."

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Embryology
The study of the development of an organism during the embryonic and fetal stages of life.

Stomach
The organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is where digestion of protein begins.

Anlage
"1. In biology, whatever precedes something else. 2. In embryology, a precursor or forerunner or a more mature structure. For example, the stomach anlage. 3. In psychoanalysis, a predisposition to a given trait or personality characteristic. Borrowed directly from the German for a plan or arrangement, derived from the verb anlegen meaning ""to lay on"" in the sense of ""to prepare or set up."" The plural is anlagen. Sometimes anlage is used interchangeably with primordium."

Psychoanalysis
A technique developed by Sigmund Freud for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

Predisposition
Tendency to develop a certain disease.

Personality
The uniqueness that characterizes an individual as a person as compared with, and in response to others, with respect to consistency or inconsistency of behavior and life-style.

Anlagen
The plural of anlage. See: Anlage.



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Anlagen
The plural of anlage. See: Anlage.



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Ankyloglossia
"A minor congenital anomaly (birth defect) in which the flap of mucous membrane under the tongue (known as the frenum) is too short and limits the normal mobility of the tongue. Ankyloglossia is also called tongue tie from the folk belief that the anomaly causes feeding and speech problems. A child cannot feed or speak properly because their tongue is ""tied."" This belief is popular but unfounded."

Ankylose
To undergo ankylosis (stiffening or fusion of a joint).

Ankylosing
Undergoing ankylosis (stiffening or fusion of a joint).

Ankylosing spondylitis
A type of arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of the spine and the sacroiliac joints. Chronic inflammation in these areas causes pain and stiffness in and around the spine. Over time, chronic spinal inflammation (spondylitis) can lead to a complete cementing together (fusion) of the vertebrae, a process called ankylosis. Ankylosis causes total loss of mobility of the spine. For more information, see: Ankylosing spondylitis.

Ankyrin deficiency
Known also as hereditary spherocytosis (HS), this is a genetic disorder of the red blood cell membrane clinically characterized by anemia, jaundice (yellowing) and splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen), due to deficiency of ankyrin, a protein in the membrane of the red cell.

Anlage

Anlagen
The plural of anlage. See: Anlage.

ANLL
Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, More commonly called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A quickly progressive malignant disease in which there are too many immature blood-forming cells in the blood and bone marrow, the cells being specifically those destined to give rise to the granulocytes or monocytes, both types of white blood cells that fight infections. In AML, these blasts do not mature and so become too numerous. AML can occur in adults or children.

Annals of Internal Medicine
"A medical journal especially concerned with information in the field of internal medicine (adult medicine). Designed to be read largely by internists, the Annals states it is ""is the leading journal for studies in internal medicine."

Annexin A1
One of the annexins, a family of proteins that share the property of binding calcium and phospholipids. The gene for annexin A1 (ANXA1) is upregulated in hairy cell leukemia. ANXA1 protein expression is specific to hairy cell leukemia. Detection of ANXA1 (by immunocytochemical means) reportedly provides a simple, highly sensitive and specific assay for the diagnosis of hairy cell leukemia.

Annexin V
Annexin V is the cause of a syndrome called the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome with abnormal blood clotting.

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