ANENCEPHALY

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n. a congenital abnormality resulting in the absence of the bones forming the base of the skull (cranial vault), and missing or vastly reduced cerebral hemispheres. Individuals born with these deficits may be blind, deaf, unable to feel pain, or completely unconscious - depending on the size and scope of the issue.

ANENCEPHALY: "The individual born with anencephaly had no cranial vault or cerebral hemispheres, and was unable to see and hear as a result. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANENCEPHALY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anencephaly/ (accessed December 9, 2022).

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