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dysgenesis

 [dis-jen´ĕ-sis]
defective development; see also dysplasia and malformation.
gonadal dysgenesis
1. defective development of the gonads.
2. turner's syndrome and its variants.

dys·gen·e·sis

(dis-jen'ĕ-sis),
Defective development.
[dys- + G. genesis, generation]

dysgenesis

/dys·gen·e·sis/ (-jen´ĕ-sis) defective development; malformation.
gonadal dysgenesis  defective development of the gonads, which may be accompanied by abnormalities of the sex chromosomes; sometimes used specifically to denote Turner's syndrome.

dysgenesis

(dĭs-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Defective or abnormal development of an organ, especially of the gonads.

dysgenesis

[disjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, dys + genein, to produce
1 also called dysgenesia, defective or abnormal formation of an organ or part, primarily during embryonic development.
2 impairment or loss of ability to procreate. A kind of dysgenesis is gonadal dysgenesis. Compare agenesis. dysgenic, adj.

dys·gen·e·sis

, dysgenesia (dis-jen'ĕ-sis, -jĕ-nēzē-ă)
Defective development.
[dys- + G. genesis, generation]

dysgenesis

Any abnormality of development.

dysgenesis

defective embryonic development

dys·gen·e·sis

, dysgenesia (dis-jen'ĕ-sis, -jĕ-nēzē-ă)
Defective development.
[dys- + G. genesis, generation]

dysgenesis

defective development; malformation.

Patient discussion about dysgenesis

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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