Anencephaly - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on May 14, 2018
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Glossary

Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A type of heart disease in which there is enlargement and weakening of the heart muscle.

Polycystic Kidney Disease: An inherited genetic disorder in which numerous aggregations of cysts develop in the kidneys.

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Also called immotile ciliary syndrome, it is a genetic disorder characterized by no or abnormal ciliary movement in the respiratory tract, fallopian tubes, as well as abnormal movements of flagella of sperms.

Retinitis Pigmentosa: Also known as rod cone dystrophy, it is an eye disease in which the photosensitive layer of the eye (retina) is damaged.

Spina Bifida: A genetic disorder in which there is incomplete closure of the backbone and membranes enclosing the spinal nerves of the spinal cord.

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