Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients
~ DYSMORPHOLOGY id+ | U.S. expression for the
STUDY OF CONGENITAL ANOMALIES
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SHAPE or MORPHOLOGY |
note DYSMORPHOLOGY as a discipline was promoted by
David W SMITH M.D. [#] and his FOLLOWERS
the stress is on the VISUAL RECOGNITION of
MAJOR and MINOR STRUCTURAL ANOMALIES as well as
what statistically can be called "variations"
defined as morphologic features "normal" thus
5% or more frequent in q particular population
one alternative to avoid labels MAJOR MINOR or
VARIANT is to IGNORE SUCH NUANCES AND INSTEAD
FOCUS IF SUCH FEATURES HAVE INFORMATIVE VALUE
med> DISTORTIONS OF SHAPE or MORPHOLOGY
SYMMETRY and other features can suggest
CAUSES or ETIOLOGY
MECHANISMS of EXPRESSION or PATHOGENESIS
and DIAGNOSIS thus PROGNOSIS and PREVENTION of RECURRENCE
cont> see> SYNDROME
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