abnormality


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to abnormality: congenital abnormality, Chromosomal abnormality

abnormality

 [ab″nor-mal´ĭ-te]
1. the state of being unlike the usual condition.
2. a malformation.
left atrial abnormality an atrial conduction abnormality accompanied by an enlarged left atrium; on the electrocardiogram it is seen as notched upright P waves in leads I, II, and V4 to V6, and a deep broad terminal trough in V1. See also p-mitrale.

ab·nor·mal·i·ty

(ab-nōr-mal'i-tē),
1. The state or quality of being abnormal.
2. An anomaly, deformity, malformation, impairment, or dysfunction.

abnormality

/ab·nor·mal·i·ty/ (ab″nor-mal´ĭ-te)
1. the state of being abnormal.

abnormality

[ab′nôrmal′itē]
Etymology: L, ab + norma, away from rule
a condition that differs from the usual cultural or scientifically accepted standards.

abnormality

A nonspecific term for any defect of structure or function.

ab·nor·mal·i·ty

(ab'nōr-mal'i-tē)
1. The state or quality of being abnormal; that which deviates from the norm.
2. An anomaly, deformity, malformation, impairment, or dysfunction.

abnormality

The condition of not conforming to standard recognized patterns of structure, function, behaviour or phenomenon. In some social contexts, normality is no more than a statistical concept, and may be entirely relative. What is normal in one population or group may be abnormal in another. See also ABERRATION.

ab·nor·mal·i·ty

(ab'nōr-mal'i-tē)
1. State or quality of being abnormal.
2. An anomaly, deformity, malformation, or dysfunction.

abnormality

1. the state of being unlike the usual condition.
2. a malformation.

inherited abnormality
a defect of anatomy or function acquired by the patient from its parents by way of inherited material passed through the germ cells from which the patient originated. See also inheritance.

Patient discussion about abnormality

Q. Hi, my friend is suffering from episodes of depression and abnormal behavior which disrupts his life. Hi, my friend is suffering from episodes of depression and abnormal behavior which disrupts his life. I thought that he is affecting by Bipolar. I need some help?

A. You are a good friend to care. He needs to get evaluated by a doctor. That is the one thing that will get the best care and help for your friend. Keep talking with your friend and getting things out in the open. That's the best you can do. Depression can come from repressed anger or a chemical imbalance, or a life crisis or other things. I am not a doctor or an expert on the subject, just a patient who got help from my doctor. Drinking will not help depression. It will make it worse.

Q. I have a doubt, where people suffered by bipolar have thinking about suicide. My uncle was suffered from bipolar disorder. Before 3 months he committed suicide. I have a doubt, where people suffered by bipolar have thinking about suicide.

A. Thank you for sharing with us Devontae,

Again I am sorry for your loss. Chances are that your uncle suffered with bipolar disorder for a lot longer than 3 months. Unfortunately some people wait until it is too late to seek help. It takes so much for a person to admit they have a problem and activly seek the help they need, I have the utmost respect for those who have been able to seek the help and been able to help themselves and their family. So many fall through the cracks though, being misdiagnosed or waiting until they are so far into depression or mania that they need it to end right away. Theropy and medications take time to work, there is a process involved in finding the right combination of meds and theropy, unfortunately for some that process takes too long.
I dont know what your uncle was experiencing before his passing, I hope that he is now pain free. I am praying for you and your family at this time, as well as your uncle I pray that he is now in peace.

More discussions about abnormality
References in periodicals archive ?
To do this, they perform actuarial risk assessments to determine the reserves needed to meet the financial risk of missed structural abnormalities, given the chance of an abnormality being missed and the magnitude of claims anticipated.
Campbell said: "This non-invasive model for the classification of chromosomal abnormality may be used to avoid selecting embryos with high risk of aneuploidy while selecting those with reduced risk.
For several abnormalities, grading is based on neutrophils plus bands with the specified abnormality as a percentage of all neutrophils and bands.
The excessive number of dopamine transporters found in the midbrain in these ADHD subjects strongly suggests that there is an underlying detectable biochemical abnormality in at least a certain segment of individuals presenting the symptoms and problems associated with ADHD.
These results show that even a mild abnormality in glucose testing during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of diabetes later in life.
In most cases, patients have been referred from other health professionals because fetal or maternal abnormality is expected.
For our purposes, we define abnormality as missing, extra, or unusual body parts based on field observations.
Children with cancer have a higher prevalence of body abnormalities, such as asymmetric lower limbs and curvature of the spine, suggesting that the genetic defect responsible for the abnormality may play a role in the development of cancer, a study has concluded.
During follow-up, the annual incidence of any new cellular abnormality was significantly higher among women who had had an abnormal result at baseline (653 per 10,000 person-years) than among those who had not (146); the same was true for the incidence of high-grade (precancerous) lesions and cervical cancer.
Measurement of an electrical abnormality in the heart aids doctors in determining who is most at risk for cardiac arrest, according to a new study.
A new type of CHEK2 abnormality was found in two women of Czechoslovakian ancestry.
A genetic abnormality known as 22q11 deletion syndrome appears to occur more commonly among incarcerated inmates than might be expected, Victoria Harris, M.