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lanugo

 [lah-nu´go]
the fine hair that covers the body of the fetus and begins to disappear during maturation so that by nine months' gestation it is usually seen only on the shoulders of the newborn.

la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō), [TE]
fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears at the end of the twelfth week and helps to hold the vernix caseosa on the skin.
Synonym(s): downy hair [TA], primary hair ☆ , lanugo hair
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]

lanugo

(lə-no͞o′gō)
n. pl. lanu·gos
The fine, soft hair that grows on a fetus and is present on a newborn child.

la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō)
Fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears toward the end of the third month of gestation.
Synonym(s): lanugo hair.
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]

lanugo

The short, downy, colourless hair that covers the fetus from about the fourth month to shortly before the time of birth. Similar hair sometimes grows on people with cancer, on those taking certain drugs and on girls with ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

lanugo

the hair on the human embryo that is lost before birth.

Lanugo

A soft, downy body hair that develops on the chest and arms of anorexic women.
Mentioned in: Anorexia Nervosa
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Lanugo hair (60.5%) was the most frequently found cutaneous lesion in the present study which was similar to other study.5 Predictably, it was seen commonly in preterm and neonates weighing less than 2 kg.
Progress by 3 points was recorded for tegument texture, edema, skin colour and plantar ridges, by 2 points at skin opacity, nipple formation, ear consistency and feminine genital organs (with hips in semiabduction), and by 1 point at lanugo, breast size and ear shape.
Possible symptoms and complications of eating disorders are acne, xerosis, amenorrhoea, tooth loss, cavities, constipation, diarrhea, lanugo, water retention or edema, scurvy, cardiac arrest, hypokalemia, telogen effluvium, osteoporosis, kidney failure, brain atrophy, electrolyte imbalance, pellagra, hyponatremia, suicide and death.
18,360: zu den Vorboten eines Sturms rechnen auch folia ludentia, lanugo populi aut spinae volitans aquisque plumae innatantes) (219).
Mi fydd wedi'i orchuddio hefo'i gt gyntaf - y 'lanugo', ac mae hon yn ffwr gwyn nes gwneud y lloi yn betha bach del ofnadwy.
Some physical symptoms: "sudden weight loss, gain, or fluctuation in a short time; abdominal pain, feeling full or 'bloated;' feeling faint, cold, or tired; dry hair or skin, dehydration, blue hands or feet; [presence of] Lanugo hair (fine body hair)."
Other physical findings include cold or discoloured hands and feet, hypercarotenaemia, lanugo hair and parotid gland enlargement.
Often there is excess fine hair especially on the back, known as 'lanugo'.
Lanugo medullasi olmayan killardir, intrauterin hayatta olusur ve dogumdan sonra ilk birkac ay kalir.
Lanugo. The downy hair that had begun on her arms, that was now visible at the back of her neck.