What ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME means: Antiphospholipid Syndrome - (APS) is a disorder characterized by recurrent venous or arterial thrombosis and/or fetal losses associated with characteristic laboratory abnormalities, such as persistently elevated levels of antibodies directed against membrane anionic phospholipids (ie, anticardiolipin [aCL] antibody, antiphosphatidylserine) or their associated plasma proteins, predominantly beta-2 glycoprotein I (apolipoprotein H), or evidence of a circulating anticoagulant.
- Definition Arachnoiditis:
- Dictionary a neuropathic disease caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. The antiphospholipid syndrome.
- Definition Arnold-Chiari Malformation:
- Dictionary Malformation - sometimes referred to as Chiari II malformation or ACM, is a congenital malformation of the brain. It occurs in almost all children born with both spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The antiphospholipid syndrome.
- Definition Anencephaly:
- Dictionary condition present at birth that affects the formation of the brain and skull bones surrounding the head. Often, the brain lacks part or all of the cerebrum. There is no bony covering over the back of antiphospholipid syndrome.
- Definition Apraxia:
- Dictionary neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned purposeful movements, despite having the desire to and the physical ability to perform the movements. It is antiphospholipid syndrome.