What is another word for pachygyria?

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[ pˌat͡ʃɪd͡ʒˈɪɹi͡ə], [ pˌat‍ʃɪd‍ʒˈɪɹi‍ə], [ p_ˌa_tʃ_ɪ_dʒ_ˈɪ_ɹ_iə]

Pachygyria, also known as lissencephaly type II, is a rare brain malformation characterized by a thickened, smooth cerebral cortex with abnormally formed sulci and gyri. It is most commonly caused by genetic mutations and can result in developmental delays, seizures, and other neurological abnormalities. Synonyms for pachygyria include broadgyria, polymicrogyria with abnormal gyration, agyria-pachygyria complex, and lissencephaly type II with agyria. While there is no known cure for pachygyria, early diagnosis and interventions such as medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Research on this condition is ongoing, with the hope of discovering new treatment options in the future.

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How to use "Pachygyria" in context?

Pachygyria, also known as acrogyria and sarcopenia, is a rare medical condition that results in the body's inability to create new skin and bone. The disorder is caused by a shortage of collagen, the connective tissue that makes up the skin, bones and other body parts. The affected person typically experiences thin skin with fragile bones that may fracture easily. Pachygyria is also associated with a decrease in muscle mass and a decreased ability to burn calories. There is no known cure for pachygyria, and the disease is typically progressive and fatal.

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