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defective

 [de-fek´tiv]
1. imperfect.
2. a person lacking in some physical, mental, or moral quality.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv)
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

de·fec·tive

(dĕ-fek'tiv)
Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality.

Patient discussion about defective

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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In a recent case, Jill Sikkelee claimed that her husband, David, was killed because the engine of the Cessna aircraft he was piloting was defectively designed.
On the strict products liability claim, the court noted that in Maine, to determine whether a product is defectively dangerous, one balances the danger presented by the product against its utility.
(167) The plaintiff, injured in an accident in which the side of his car slammed against a steel pole and crushed inward, asserted that the car was defectively designed because it did not have a continuous steel box frame that would have kept the pole from crushing the driver.
But even if the Bartlett award was upheld, she points out that the appeals court noted that many state courts refuse to review claims that FDA-approved drugs are defectively designed.
The Los Angeles, Calif., jury agreed that the metal-on-metal implant was defectively designed, depositing metal fragments in the body tissue causing metal poisoning and other health problems.
melt away, where the insatiable changes to defectively lovely and tiny
Old English then thanked Smith for its warning by suing them for poor workmanship and agreeing to install the defectively designed roadway.
Cutaneous synthesis of the vitamin may be lim- ited by clothing, use of sunscreen, increased skin pigmentation and atmospheric pollution.7 Due to vitamin D deficiency newly formed bone matrix is defectively mineralized leading to signs and symp- toms of the disease.8 Nutritional rickets is a disor- der of growing children.
Cecal volvulus occurs in patients with a mobile, defectively fixed right colon, often while they are asleep.
Therefore, his assassination could be described as tyrannicide only proleptically, and the doubt is cast as to whether the actions of his murderers were caught in a vicious circle, or a defectively self-fulfilling prophecy.
Moreover, the scales used in the wet market are also tempered with, to weigh defectively in favour of the sellers.
The plaintiff claimed that the plane's instrument panel was designed defectively for a variety of reasons, including the lack of an indicator light to show a tank as near exhausted.