Introduction: Anencephaly


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Anencephaly: A severe birth defect leading to improperly developed brain and spinal cord.

Anencephaly: Anencephaly is a neural tube defect (a disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings). The neural tube is a narrow sheath that folds and closes between the 3rd and 4th weeks of pregnancy to form the brain and spinal cord of the embryo. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Anencephaly Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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