Unit 1- human lifespan development - Biological factors

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Biological factors
Those that affect the development or living of an organ
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Biological factors during pregnancy
Poor diet, drug use, alcohol, smoking. --> Low birth weight, premature birth, long-term health problems, learning disabilities, developmental delays, congenital defects
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Congenital defects definition
Defects in the developing foetus.
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Maternal infections
Infections such as rubella and cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be passed to baby in womb and can cause; health problems, still birth, congenital defects, miscarriage.
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Foetal alcohol syndrome
Caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb. symptoms; Small head circumference, meurological problems, abnormal growth, developmental delay, facial abnormalities
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Congenital anomalies
Defects or abnormalities in the developing foetus such as congenital heart disease or club foot. May be defected from birthm during birth or later in life.
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Factors contributing to congenital anomolies
Genetic (such as downs syndrome), Nutritional (such as deficiency in folate, which increases risk of neural ube defect (spina bifida)) Infecions (such as rubella--> deafness and healthproblems) Environmental (e.g. maternal exposure to chemicals)
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Poor diet, drug use, alcohol, smoking. --> Low birth weight, premature birth, long-term health problems, learning disabilities, developmental delays, congenital defects

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Biological factors during pregnancy

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Defects in the developing foetus.

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Infections such as rubella and cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be passed to baby in womb and can cause; health problems, still birth, congenital defects, miscarriage.

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Caused by exposure to alcohol in the womb. symptoms; Small head circumference, meurological problems, abnormal growth, developmental delay, facial abnormalities

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