related LEO entries:splitted vertebral column [med.] - der Wirbelsäulenspalt
splitted vertebral column [med.] - die SpaltwirbelsäuleDictionary: splitted
Dorland's Medical Dictionary Copyright 2007. An Elsevier publication:
(spi´nә bif´ĭ-dә) a developmental anomaly characterized by defective closure of the vertebral column and its encasement of the spinal cord; the spinal cord and meninges may or may not protrude through the defect (see spina bifida cystica and spina bifida occulta). It is further classified according to the extent of neural involvement (see meningocele and meningomyelocele). See also neural tube defect.”http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns_hl_d...
mondofacto online medical dictionary:
A congenital limited defect in the spinal column, characterised by the absence of the vertebral arches through which the spinal membranes and spinal cord may protrude."http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?qu...
Chambers 21st Century Dictionary:
"spina bifida noun
a congenital defect where one or more vertebrae fail to surround the meninges and the spinal cord fully during the development of the embryo, leaving them exposed. It results in various degrees of disability, with severe cases manifesting permanent paralysis of the legs and mental retardation.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: Latin, from spina spine + bifidus split in two."http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/feat...
“What is spina bifida
Spina bifida means 'split spine'. There are 33 vertebrae in the spine - if one or more of these don't form properly in early pregnancy, the nerves in the spine may be unprotected, leading to damage of the central nervous system.
This damage may cause mobility difficulties, bladder and bowel problems and, in more severe cases, paralysis below the affected part of the spine.”http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/spinab...
"The Scottish Spina Bifida
The Association was founded in 1965 by a small group of enthusiastic parents who each had a child with spina bifida
and/or hydrocephalus. A significant amount of media interest in spina bifida had been generated throughout Scotland and from this increased awareness, it became apparent that action was required."http://www.ssba.org.uk/AimsAndPrinciples.aspx
(Latin: "split spine") is a developmental birth defect caused by the incomplete closure of the embryonic neural tube."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina_bifida
"Bei der Spina bifida
– von lat. spina (Stachel, Dorn) und bifidus (in zwei Teile gespalten), somit auf deutsch „Wirbelspalt
“ oder „Spaltwirbel“, auch „offener Rücken“ – handelt es sich um eine Neuralrohrfehlbildung, die unterschiedliche Ausprägungen haben kann und sich entsprechend unterschiedlich schwer auswirkt.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spina_bifida