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  • Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the developing spinal cord (neural tube) and vertebrae do not close completely.

    Spina Bifida

  • But folic acid hasn't prevented all neural-tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal brain defect, and spina bifida, which is an opening in the spinal column that can cause partial paralysis of the legs as well as urinary and bowel problems.

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  • And our joint work most recently discovered the important role of folic acid in dealing with a health condition called spina bifida, which is a profound problem for some children in the United States which I think is very important.

    Remarks By The President At Chinese Press Roundtable

  • We have also had scientific research which has helped us to uncover the cause of a condition in newborn babies, called spina bifida, that is caused in part by the mother's having not enough folic acid.

    Remarks By The President In Shanghai Radio Show

  • And about a month or so before the baby was due, the baby arrived and had a very severe case of spina bifida, which is a problem with the spinal cord.

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  • Christine gave birth to a son, who was found at birth to have spina bifida, which is a developmental defect occurring in the vertebrae and usually causes some paralysis and loss of bowel function, and possible mental retardation.

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  • Spina bifida occurs when the spinal sheath does not fully close around the spinal cord during development. - News

  • Spina bifida occurs when the backbone and spinal canal do not close completely in the first month of pregnancy.

  • Spina bifida occurs when a baby's spine fails to close during the first month of pregnancy, resulting in nerve and muscle damage that ranges from mild to extreme.

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  • Spina bifida occurs when the spinal column fails to close properly.

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