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Lecture Notes for HD 1004 - Human Development I with Smith at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 2
Professor:Smith
Class:HD 1004 - Human Development I
Subject:Human Development
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
Keywords:
  • Basal Metabolism Rate
  • Grasping Reflex
  • Visual Preference Method
  • Slow-to-Warm-Up Child
  • Somnambulism
  • Myelination
  • Moro Reflex
  • Proximodistal
  • Cephalocaudal
  • Dishabituation
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Human Development – Test 2 Ch. 6 Physical Development in Infancy 1. cephalocaudal pattern: the sequence in which the greatest growth always occurs at the top –the head- with physical growth in size, weight, and feature differentiation gradually working its way down from top to bottom 2. proximodistal pattern: the sequence in which growth starts at the center of the body and moves toward the extremities (movement of arms before hands) 3. neuron: a nerve cell that handles information processing at the cellular level 4. lateralization: the specialization of function in one hemisphere of the cerebral cortex or the other 5. SIDS: sudden infant death syndrome, a condition that occurs when infants stop breathing, usually during the night, and suddenly die without an apparent cause 6. Marasmus: a wasting away of body tissues in the infants first year, caused by severe protein-calorie deficiency 7. Kwashiorkor: a condition caused by a deficiency in protein in which the child’s abdomen and feet swell with water 8...

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