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  Deformity



Deformity

   Congenital malformations of organs or parts.

RELATED TERMS
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Congenital
Present at birth.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Defoaming Agents
Agents used to prevent the formation of foam or to treat flatulence or bloat.

Deforestation
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.

Deformability, Erythrocyte
Ability of erythrocytes to change shape as they pass through narrow spaces, such as the microvasculature.

Deformation
A change from the normal size or shape of an anatomic structure due to mechanical forces that distort an otherwise normal structure. Deformations occur most often late in pregnancy or during delivery. A twin pregnancy can cause deformations due to crowding of the twins late in pregnancy. A well-known example of a deformation is molding of the head of a baby born by vaginal delivery. There are usually no significant lasting effects of a deformation. The effects are typically temporary.

Deformed Pupil
Conditions which affect the structure or function of the pupil of the eye, including disorders of innervation to the pupillary constrictor or dilator muscles, and disorders of pupillary reflexes.

Deformed Pupils
Conditions which affect the structure or function of the pupil of the eye, including disorders of innervation to the pupillary constrictor or dilator muscles, and disorders of pupillary reflexes.

Deforming Chondrodysplasia, Hereditary
Hereditary disorder transmitted by an autosomal dominant gene and characterized by multiple exostoses (multiple osteochondromas) near the ends of long bones. The genetic abnormality results in a defect in the osteoclastic activity at the metaphyseal ends of the bone during the remodeling process in childhood or early adolescence. The metaphyses develop benign, bony outgrowths often capped by cartilage. A small number undergo neoplastic transformation.

Deforming Chondrodysplasias, Hereditary
Hereditary disorder transmitted by an autosomal dominant gene and characterized by multiple exostoses (multiple osteochondromas) near the ends of long bones. The genetic abnormality results in a defect in the osteoclastic activity at the metaphyseal ends of the bone during the remodeling process in childhood or early adolescence. The metaphyses develop benign, bony outgrowths often capped by cartilage. A small number undergo neoplastic transformation.

Deformities
Congenital malformations of organs or parts.

Deformities, Acquired Ear
Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.

Deformities, Acquired Foot
Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.

Deformities, Acquired Hand
Deformities of the hand, or a part of the hand, acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease.

Deformities, Acquired Joint
Deformities acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease. The joint deformity is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.

Deformities, Acquired Nose
Deformities of the nose acquired after birth from injury or disease.

Deformities, Cavus
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformities, Congenital Foot
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.

Deformities, Congenital Hand
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand occurring at or before birth.

Deformities, Congenital Limb
Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.

Deformities, Equinus
Plantar declination of the foot.

Deformities, Foot
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformities, Hand
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand.

Deformities, Metatarsal
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformity, Acquired Ear
Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.

Deformity, Acquired Foot
Distortion or disfigurement of the foot, or a part of the foot, acquired through disease or injury after birth.

Deformity, Acquired Hand
Deformities of the hand, or a part of the hand, acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease.

Deformity, Acquired Joint
Deformities acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease. The joint deformity is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.

Deformity, Acquired Nose
Deformities of the nose acquired after birth from injury or disease.

Deformity, Arnold-Chiari
A group of congenital malformations involving the brainstem, cerebellum, upper spinal cord, and surrounding bony structures. Type II is the most common, and features compression of the medulla and cerebellar tonsils into the upper cervical spinal canal and an associated MENINGOMYELOCELE. Type I features similar, but less severe malformations and is without an associated meningomyelocele. Type III has the features of type II with an additional herniation of the entire cerebellum through the bony defect involving the foramen magnum, forming an ENCEPHALOCELE. Type IV is a form a cerebellar hypoplasia. Clinical manifestations of types I-III include TORTICOLLIS; opisthotonus; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS; APNEA; NYSTAGMUS; swallowing difficulties; and ATAXIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p261; Davis, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp236-46)

Deformity, cauliflower-ear
Destruction of the underlying cartilage framework of the outer ear (pinnae), usually caused by either infection or trauma, resulting in a thickening of the ear. Classically, blood collects (hematoma) between the ear cartilage and the skin. There is a marked thickening of the entire ear which may be so extensive that the shape of the ear becomes unrecognizable. The ear is said to look like a piece of cauliflower. It is typically seen in wrestlers and boxers who have had repeated trauma to the ear.

Deformity, Cavus
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformity, Congenital Foot
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.

Deformity, Congenital Hand
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand occurring at or before birth.

Deformity, Congenital Limb
Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.

Deformity, Equinus
Plantar declination of the foot.

Deformity, Foot
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformity, Hand
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand.

Deformity, Metatarsal
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.



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Deficit, Neurologic
Clinical signs and symptoms caused by nervous system injury or dysfunction.

Deficit, Memory
Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.

Deficit, Focal Neurologic
Clinical signs and symptoms caused by nervous system injury or dysfunction.

Deficit Disorder, Attention
A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (From DSM-IV)

Deformity, Acquired Ear
Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.

Deformity

Deformities, Metatarsal
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformities, Hand
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand.

Deformities, Foot
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot.

Deformities, Equinus
Plantar declination of the foot.

Deformities, Congenital Limb
Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.

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