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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

/la·nu·go/ (lah-noo´go) the fine hair on the body of the fetus.

lanugo

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

lanugo

[lanyo̅o̅′gō]
Etymology: L, down
1 the soft, downy hair covering a normal fetus beginning in the fifth month of gestation and almost entirely shed by the ninth month.
2 the fine, soft hair covering all parts of the body except palms, soles, and areas where other types of hair are normally found. Also called vellus hair.
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Lanugo

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

lanugo

see lanugo hair.
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Posture 2 3 Hand flexion on 0 2 the forearm Leg dorsiflexion 1 2 Arm retraction 1 2 Leg retraction 1 3 Popliteal angle 1 2 Heel to ear 2 3 Scarf sign 2 3 Head suspension 1 3 Ventral suspension 2 3 Total points 13 24 External features Tegument texture 1 4 Edema 1 4 Skin colour 0 3 Skin opacity 1 3 Lanugo 2 3 Plantar ridges 0 3 Nipple formation 0 2 Breast size 2 3 Ear shape 2 3 Ear consistency 1 3 Feminine genital 1 3 organs (with hips in semiabduction) Total points 25 58 Table.
35 cm, no kill 2 buckled sea ice, bowed up for several metres, no kill 3 bowed up ice, no kill 4 bowed up ice, no kill 5 buckled ice, 25 cm ceiling in cavern, frozen breathing hole, no kill 6 pup kill, bear entered cavern, all eaten, 35 cm ceiling in cavern, lanugo present, breathing hole frozen 7 pup kill, 32 cm ceiling in cavern 8 23 cm high chamber, 2 m diameter, no kill 9 large under-ice lair, no kill 10 no kill 11 bowed up ice sheet, no kill, 10 cm diameter hole entering cavern at bottom of hole, no kill 12 remains of ringed seal placenta inside; no kill 13 no kill 14 pup kill, bear entered cavern, all eaten TABLE 2.
Os sinais que podem indicar a presenca da anorexia sao: inicia restricoes alimentares; perda importante de peso, nao justificada; frio excessivo; sono excessivo; lanugo (o corpo fica coberto com uma penugem fina); amenorreia (falta de menstruacao) pelo menos 3 ciclos; queda de cabelo; imagem corporal distorcida; hiperatividade e exercicio fisico excessivo e mudanca de humor (irritabilidade, agressividade, impulsividade, tristeza, culpa ou depreciacao por ter comido e baixa autoestima) (Herzog e colaboradores, 1993).
Health consequences of anorexia nervosa (self-starvation): abnormally low heart rate and low blood pressure (risk of heart failure), reduction of bone density, muscle loss and weakness, severe dehydration, fainting, fatigue, dry hair and skin, and growth of a downy layer of hair called lanugo all over the body.
Sus delgados bracitos y piernitas estan arrugados y recubiertos con vello fino, llamado lanugo.
En algunos casos, las pacientes con anorexia muestran amenorrea, trastornos del sistema nervioso autonomo (con hipotermia, hipotension y bradicardia), lanugo, todo lo cual se debe observar cuidadosamente, ya que son indicios de gravedad.
Also ask the patient about any of the following symptoms: * Dizziness, syncope, weakness, fatigue * Pallor, easy bruising, or bleeding * Intolerance of cold * Hair loss, lanugo, dry skin * Vomiting, diarrhea, constipation * Fullness, bloating, abdominal pain, epigastric burning * Menstrual irregularities * Symptoms of hyperthyroidism, diabetes, malignancy, infection, inflammatory bowel disease
While still in the womb, babies develop very fine hairs called lanugo.
Lanugo are fine hairs found on newborns, lost shortly after birth.
The shortage in oestrogen will lead to them growing lanugo hair, a fine down which appears on the face and arms.
Viderat Ausonium posito modo crine ministrum Phryx puer, alterius gaudia nota Iovis: 'quod tuus ecce suo Caesar permisit ephebo, tu permitte tuo, maxime rector' ait; 'iam mihi prima latet longis lanugo capillis, iam tua me ridet Iuno vocatque virum'.
Dry skin, hypercarotenemia, lanugo (fine body hair), loss of muscle mass, and atrophy of the breasts may be noted.