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defect

 [de´fekt]
an imperfection, failure, or absence.
congenital heart defect see congenital heart defect.
aortic septal defect see aortic septal defect.
atrial septal defect see atrial septal defect.
filling defect an interruption in the contour of the inner surface of stomach or intestine revealed by radiography, indicating excess tissue or substance on or in the wall of the organ.
neural tube defect see neural tube defect.
septal defect a defect in the cardiac septum resulting in an abnormal communication between opposite chambers of the heart. Common types are aortic septal defect, atrial septal defect, and ventricular septal defect. See also congenital heart defect.

de·fect

(dē'fekt), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
An imperfection, malformation, dysfunction, or absence; an attribute of quality, in contrast with deficiency, which is an attribute of quantity.
[L. deficio, pp. -fectus, to fail, to lack]

defect

Medtalk A malformation or abnormality. See Acquired platelet function defect, Atrial septal defect, Atrioventricular conduction defect, Birth defect, Developmental field defect, Enzyme defect, Epigenetic defect, Fibrous cortical defect, Filling defect, Homonymous field defect, Mass defect, Neural tube defect, Slot defect, Ventricular septal defect.

de·fect

(dē'fekt)
An imperfection, anomaly, malformation, dysfunction, or absence; a qualitative departure from what is expected. usage note Often confused with deficiency, which is a quantitative shortcoming.
[L. deficio, pp. -fectus, to fail, to lack]

de·fect

(dē'fekt)
An imperfection, malformation, dysfunction, or absence; an attribute of quality, in contrast with deficiency, which is an attribute of quantity.
[L. deficio, pp. -fectus, to fail, to lack]

Patient discussion about defect

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

Q. why does ADHD make kind of an hype to children? is it a nerve defect?

A. it's a complex interaction among genetic and environmental factors causing a disorder in the central nervous system. a study showed a delay in development of certain brain structures n the frontal cortex and temporal lobe, which are believed to be responsible for the ability to control and focus thinking.

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Voting against party direction on a constitutional amendment bill was added to the scope of defection. The power of the parliamentary party head to send the declaration of defection to the presiding officer for onward dispatch to the ECP to notify the vacating of the seat held by the defecting legislator was given to the party head - a substantial change in favour of the latter as the head of a parliamentary party, if different from party head, could at some time join the defecting legislators.
"It was hard to know if any of the South Korean state institution has intervened in this North Korean defection case as they were reluctant to cooperate," an NHRCK official said.
In a statement, Moghalu said, 'The political crisis engulfing the ruling All Progressive's Congress (APC), demonstrated by the reported attempt to prevent the smooth functioning of the National Assembly and the defections of the members of National Assembly to the People's Democratic Party tell us one thing: that the APC is a kettle and the PDP is a pot.
He was hit multiple times in the dramatic defection at Panmunjom truce village.
While defections were down overall, (http://www.ibtimes.com/everything-we-know-about-north-korean-defections-2017-2631491) rare military defections across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) were up - four North Korean soldiers defected to South Korea in 2017.
"Our military secured his safety, and a questioning will be conducted by related agencies to find out the background of his defection and motive, etc," he said.
He said their defection to the government would not hamper the movement struggle, but instead wished them best of luck.
EXPELLED Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and his protege Jaya Prada have become a catalyst for a re- look into the anti- defection law, the rules governing disqualification of MPs for floor- crossing, by the Supreme Court.
Provincial Minister for Information Mushtaq Ghani briefing the media regarding the amendment in LG Act 2013 said that if a member of Tehsil, Town or district council becomes dissident to his/her political party, resigns from party membership, or abstains from casting vote against the party decision would become defection then his/her membership of Tehsil, Town or district would also become annulled.
BEIRUT: The announcements of the defection of Lebanese Army soldiers over the weekend to Syrian jihadist groups do not pose a grievous strategic risk to the military, analysts said, but the root causes must be addressed seriously to preserve unity.
Barnes was Boris Johnson's right-hand man at City Hall and his defection cast a pall over the London mayor's speech.
The defection of Mark Reckless, on the other hand, certainly will.