46 Vacterl association is a non-random association of birth defects that affects multiple parts of the body. the term vacterl is an acronym with each letter representing the first letter of one of the more common findings seen in affected individuals: (v) = vertebral abnormalities; (a) = anal atresia; (c) = cardiac (heart) defects; (t) = tracheal anomalies including tracheoesophageal (te) fistula; (e) = esophageal atresia; (r) = renal (kidney) and radial (thumb side of hand) abnormalities; and (l) = other limb abnormalities. other features may include (less frequently) growth deficiencies and failure to thrive; facial asymmetry (hemifacial microsomia); external ear malformations; intestinal malrotation; and genital anomalies. intelligence is usually normal. the exact cause of vacterl association is unknown; most cases occur randomly, for no apparent reason. in rare cases, vacterl association has occurred in more than one family member
Disease Interacts with Genes
Disease Interacts with Substances
Processes Associated With Trait
Molecular Function Associated With Trait
Biological Processes Associated With Trait
Pathways Associated With Trait
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genes are green
- Chemical increases gene,
- Chemical decreases gene,
- Chemical increases and decreases gene simultaneosly,
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- Gene should be increased/decreased most of the time and the chemical does it.
- Gene should be increased/decreased most of the time but the chemical does the opposite.