critical period of development

critical period of development

1 a specific time during which the environment has its greatest impact on an individual's development.
2 the time during gestation when critical organ systems are formed.
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Synopsis: Young adulthood (ages approximately 18 to 26) is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being.
Cannabis is the most prevalent drug used by the under-18s and during this critical period of development services should be especially aware of and responsive to the problems that cannabis use can cause for adolescent populations.
This suggests that supplementation with DHA and ARA has a programming effect in the brain during a critical period of development, which is long-lasting.
The cells that need iron during this critical period of development are called oligodendrocytes, which produce myelin and wrap it around axons.
This study supports a neurotoxic effect of cannabis during this critical period of development.
To help protect children from the negative impact of parental depression, the report suggested that Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extend Medicaid services for new mothers to two years after birth, a critical period of development.
It was emphasised that problems not detected during the critical period of development between birth and children aged seven can lead to lifelong visual impairment, often undermining a child's educational and social development.
Teenagers, who need more sleep at a critical period of development, are also at risk, with evidence showing that as little as two or three nights of sleep restriction could have an 'profound effect' on young adults.
Not only early childhood, but even prenatal exposure to stress is a very critical period of development," she said.
DES turns off Wnt-7a at a critical period of development," concludes Sassoon.
The HEA recommends a daily intake of 400 micrograms during this critical period of development.
John Orwin added, "I would like to thank Arlene for her leadership of Affymax thus far and for bringing the organization through a critical period of development.