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Explain the condition called a birth defect.?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Varies
There are many defects that could be present at the time of birth(genetic, structural, developmental, etc) that would be included in the list of birth defects - that is far too numerous to list here.
Essentially anything that is not normal at the time of birth could be a "birth defect".

In brief: Varies
There are many defects that could be present at the time of birth(genetic, structural, developmental, etc) that would be included in the list of birth defects - that is far too numerous to list here.
Essentially anything that is not normal at the time of birth could be a "birth defect".
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Defective @ birth
If its wrong at birth its a birth defect.
A birth defect can be a : malformation- abnormal tissue formation like a cleft palate; deformation- the shrink wrap effect of pregnancy causing a transient distortion in facial features, leg position, etc.; disruption- a blood clot causes a forearm to lose its blood supply and wither or amnionic bands cause loss of toes.

In brief: Defective @ birth
If its wrong at birth its a birth defect.
A birth defect can be a : malformation- abnormal tissue formation like a cleft palate; deformation- the shrink wrap effect of pregnancy causing a transient distortion in facial features, leg position, etc.; disruption- a blood clot causes a forearm to lose its blood supply and wither or amnionic bands cause loss of toes.
Dr. James Ferguson
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