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- adj. Of or pertaining to anencephaly
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- adj. Without a brain; brainless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as anencephalous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by partial or total absence of a brain
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Or more reasonably, what about when Government is asked to weigh spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in care for a patient (like perhaps an anencephalic baby), vs. spending that money on other patients who ultimately could be improved by it?
But imagine you are the official in charge of costs for Government health care and the case of the anencephalic baby hits your desk ...
In Peru, where the law permits abortion when a woman's life or health are in danger, a 17-year-old was denied an abortion and forced to carry an anencephalic fetus to term.
No one anticipates the need for abortion -- certainly not a woman carrying an anencephalic fetus (lacking a brain) or experiencing a tubal pregnancy.
I have nothing but sympathy for the staff of the “Orange” shop on New Steet who had to put up with one of these anencephalic noise sources opposite their door for an entire day.
I would guess that Ethan was anencephalic but making a cake of that would be in extremely bad taste.
And in the next months, the Brazilian Supreme Court is to decide whether abortion in cases of anencephalic pregnancies, where the fetus has no brain and is not viable, will be legally permitted as well.
Well, it turns out that while there is general "line" that anencephalic have no consciousness and are in no way comparable to other newborns, some experts think differently.
The newborn is devoid of cerebrally controlled behaviour patterns so that in the first 6 weeks of life it is hard to distinguish the normal newborn's behavior from that of anencephalic infant.
The controversy sparked by Myah Walker's blog devoted to her anencephalic baby, Faith, raises many interesting questions.