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Describe the concept of a birth defect.?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Abnormal tissue Form
In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth.
A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or structure to form properly in fetal development.(cleft palate). A "disruption" can create a bd -loss of fingers to amnionic bands. Chromasome defects lead to several bd's like heart defects.

In brief: Abnormal tissue Form
In simplistic terms a bd might be considered any abnormality found in a baby at birth.
A better, more specific idea is a failure of a tissue or structure to form properly in fetal development.(cleft palate). A "disruption" can create a bd -loss of fingers to amnionic bands. Chromasome defects lead to several bd's like heart defects.
Dr. James Ferguson
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