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deferent

 [def´er-ent]
conducting or progressing away, as from a center or specific site of reference.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

def·er·ent

(def'ĕr-ent), Avoid the misspelling defferent. Do not confuse this word with different.
Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
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deferent

(dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
adj.
1. Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
2. Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
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def·er·ent

(def'ĕr-ĕnt)
Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

def·er·ent

(def'ĕr-ĕnt)
Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. What is the most common preventable cause of children developmental delay?

A. Nutritional problems. Mal nutrition is the most preventable yet still has a big death toll and a vast developmental issue all over the world. Vitamin poor nutrition, mineral poor nutrition and in third world countries even protein poor nutrition leads to mental and physical retardation. It can be prevented easily. All it needs is a little sympathy…

Q. What is the most common preventable cause of childhood development delay?

A. The most common cause of severe developmental delay (essentially mental retardation) is genetic abnormalities (or more accurately, cytogenetic abnormalities due to abnormal chromosomes). Other cause include damage during the pregnancy such as infections or serious diseases in the mother, damage (such as choking or insufficient blood supply to the fetus) during labor and metabolic diseases such as PKU or hypothyroididsm that affect young babies.

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