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dysmorphism

 [dis-mor´fizm]
1. an abnormality in the development of form or structure.
2. ability to appear under different morphological forms. adj., adj dysmor´phic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·mor·phism

(dis-mōr'fizm),
Abnormality of shape.
Synonym(s): dysmorphia
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]
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dysmorphia

(1) Abnormality of shape. 
(2) Malformation.
(3) Muscle dysmorphia, see there.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·mor·phism

(dis-mōr'fizm)
Abnormality of shape.
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dys·mor·phism

, dysmorphia (dis-mōr'fizm, -fē-ă)
Abnormality of shape.
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]
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Examination was remarkable for facial dysmorphisms (prominent eyebrows, low set ears, midfacial retrusion, and mild prognathism) (see Figure 1) and a genital exam that showed a micropenis.
In its original intention, the present work has been designed for pre-birth diagnosis of rare diseases manifesting facial dysmorphisms. Labio-schisis presents high incidence and it is clearly detectable through ultrasound-scans when the foetus is affected.
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Its administration to pregnant women was reported as having teratogenic effects, the new born children displaying behavioural disorders specific to autism (up at a rate of 60 %), and neural tube embryological development abnormalities, such as spina bifida, atrial septum defects, facial dysmorphism, polydactyly, hypospadias, impaired growth, disorders grouped into the fetal valproic syndrome (17).
Such exposure can produce a variety of effects, including physical birth defects, growth retardation, and facial dysmorphism, but the most profound effects are on the developing brain and accompanying cognition and behavior.
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