Growth and Repair-B5

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  • Created on: 05-06-13 11:15
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  • Growth and Repair
    • Balanced diet increase growth
      • Extremes of height-genes, hormone imbalance
    • Different parts of the body grow and develop faster, such as the head
    • Transplants require suitable tissue matches
      • Ethical and moral dilemmas
    • Growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland
    • Increase in human life expectancy
      • Advances in medicine, healthier diet, better housing
      • Bigger burden on government and health services
    • Transplants could be rejected-immuno suppressing drugs- body cannot protect itself from disease
    • Blood and marrow can be donated-body replaces them


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