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A term for a group of disordered characterized by poorly controlled body movement

Cerebral palsy

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A surgical procedure to establish an opening between the colon and the surface of the body

Colostomy

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Insufficient development of the brain, resulting in some level dysfunction or impairment

Developmental disability

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A genetic chromosomal defect that can occur during fetal development and that results in mental retardation as well as certain physical characteristics, such as a round head with a flat occiput and slanted, wide set eyes

Down syndrome

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A surgical procedure to create an opening between the small intestine and the surface of the body

ileostomy

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A condition in which a person has an excessive amount of body fat

Obesity

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A permanent lack of hearing caused by a lesion or damage of the inner ear

Sensorineural deafness

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Tubes that drain fluid from the brain to another part of the body outside of the brain, such as the abdomen; lowers pressure in the brain

Shunts

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A development defect in which portion of the spinal cord or meninges may protrude outside of the vertebrae and possibly even outside of the body, usually at the lower third of the spine in the lumbar area

Spina Bifida

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Plastic tube placed within the tracheotomy site (Stoma)

Tracheostomy