neural tube defects

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neural tube defects

See SPINA BIFIDA and ANENCEPHALY. See also FOLIC ACID.
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Neural tube defects

A group of birth defects that affect the backbone and sometimes the spinal chord.
Mentioned in: Birth Defects
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