limb reduction defect


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limb reduction defect

A congenital malformation in which one or more limbs develop incompletely or not at all.
See also: defect
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Removal of the drug from the market led to a substantial decrease in the frequency of limb reduction defects.
A decade ago it was believed that significant risks to the fetus included limb reduction defects, severe scarring, and other anomalies, but now the major risks appear to be maternal, Dr.
Transverse limb reduction defects were associated with maternal smoking in other studies, with the strongest association--an odds ratio of 2--when both parents smoked.