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ENCEPHALITIS ENCEPHALON ENCEPHALOCELE ENCEPHALOMENINGOCELE

~ ENCEPHALITIS  id+ | BRAIN INFLAMATION |
~ ENCEPHALON    id+ | HEAD CONTENTS or BRAIN |
                      from EN      or IN
                           KEPHALE or HEAD
~ ENCEPHALOCELE         id+ | HERNIA of the BRAIN |
~ ENCEPHALOMENINGOCELE  id+ | HERNIA of the
                              BRAIN and
                              MENINGES |  see> CEPHALON
  med> ENCEPHALOCELES CAN BE POSTERIOR or OCCIPITAL
       ANTERIOR or FRONTAL AS WELL AS
  OCCUR IN OTHER AREAS OF THE SKULL
  note ENCEPHALOCELE SPINA BIFIDA or MENINGOMYELOCELE
       and ANENCEPHALY are collectively called
  NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS or NTD
  IT IS NOW KNOWN THAT
  DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS WITH FOLIC ACID
  TAKEN BEFORE CONCEPTION AND DURING EARLY
  GESTATION CAN PREVENT 80% of NTD IF AT LEAST 0.4
  MILIGRAMS OF FOLIC ACID
  ARE CONCUMED BEFORE CONCEPTION AND DURING
  THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF GESTATION.
  see> HEAD  see> CEPHALIC
          

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