congenital congenital  /kən ˈdʒɛ nə təl/


  • (adj) present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development



  • The twins affliction was congenital and there seems to be no cure for the disease.


  1. Mayo Clinic first in US to test stem cells in pediatric congenital heart disease patients

    ( Mayo Clinic ) Mayo Clinic has announced the first US stem cell clinical trial for pediatric congenital heart disease. The trial aims to determine how stem cells from autologous umbilical cord blood can help children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare defect in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Parents, legislators push for infant heart testing to combat congenital heart defects

    ALBANY >> Legislators joined with parents of babies born with congenital heart defects Monday to announce that the state Senate is on track to give final passage Tuesday to a bill requiring more hospital testing of all newborns.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  3. National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

    Greenville, NC area Carolina Women’s Physicians practice advises its patients that June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "The best advocates for human rights have to be congenital optimists," said Pamela Yates, who directed "The Reckoning." "They have to be willing to take the blows and get up the next day to go to work -- (Moreno-Ocampo) is definitely one of...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Pamela Yates Source: Reuters

  2. "Therapy is necessary to effectively manage and confront many age-related diseases, such as stroke, Parkinson's, and congenital heart failure," said Ensign. "Every year in the Senate we debate this issue of therapy caps, and this year needs...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: John Ensign Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. Kartheiser recalls a scene: "I had a disease called congenital analgesia, which means I couldn't feel anything. My character was always burning himself with cigarettes and saying, 'Whatever.' And I was supposed to be in love with you," says...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Elisabeth Moss Source: Houston Chronicle

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