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Anomia

   A problem with word finding. Impaired recall of words with no impairment of comprehension or the capacity to repeat the words.

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Impairment
A defect in organ function or whole body system, which may be temporary or permanent (eg. hemiplegia).



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Anomalad, Klippel-Feil
See: Klippel-Feil sequence.

Anomalies
Birth defects; abnormalities.

Anomalous Coronary Artery
The normal anatomy for the coronary arteries involves their origin from the aorta at each of two separate sites. Sometimes people can be born with the origin of a coronary artery that comes from an abnormal site and this can lead to problems of coronary ischemia which can subsequently lead to heart attack. Not all coronary anomalies need surgery, but some do and the specific operation depends on which of the many varieties of coronary anomalies is present.

Anomaly
Deviation from normal.

Anomaly, congenital
A birth defect. A malformation that occurs before birth and is present at birth.

Anomaly, Klippel-Feil
See: Klippel-Feil sequence.

Anomic aphasia
Loss of the ability to name objects.

Anomie
Apathy, alienation, and personal distress resulting from the loss of goals previously valued. Emile Durkheim popularized this term when he listed it as a principal reason for suicide.



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Annotation, genome
The process of identifying the locations and the coding regions of genes in a genome and determining what those genes do. An annotation (irrespective of the context) is a note added by way of explanation or commentary. Once a genome is sequenced, it needs to be annotated to make sense of it.

Annular pancreas
"An abnormal ring of pancreas that encircles the duodenum and often causes intestinal obstruction. Nausea and vomiting are the usual symptoms and reflect the intestinal obstruction. Complete obstruction is usually evident in the newborn period. Partial obstruction may not present until later in childhood or adulthood. Diagnostic tests include upper GI series, abdominal CT scan, and endoscopy. The treatment is surgical. Complications include peptic ulcer disease and perforation of the intestine. ""Annular"" is the adjective for ""annulus"" (a little ring)."

Anomalad, Klippel-Feil
See: Klippel-Feil sequence.

Anomaly, congenital
A birth defect. A malformation that occurs before birth and is present at birth.

Anomaly, Klippel-Feil
See: Klippel-Feil sequence.

Anomia

Anonymize
Or anonymise. To remove the name. To make nameless.

Anonymous reporting
In public health, anonymous reporting permits the acquisition of certain data such as the proportion of persons with a positive test or with a disease.

Anonymous testing
Testing in which no name is used - there is total anonymity - to identify the person tested. For example, the State of Florida requires that each county have a site for anonymous HIV testing.

Anophthalmia
Absence of the eye, as a result of a congenital malformation (birth defect) of the globe. Anophthalmia refers, strictly speaking, to absence of the globe and ocular tissue from the orbit. However, in most cases of anophthalmia, CT scans show some remnants of the globe, indicating they represent severe microphthalmia (small eyes).

Anorexia, cancer
See: Cancer anorexia.

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