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developmental

 [de-vel″up-men´t'l]
pertaining to development.
developmental disorder
2. a former classification of chronic disorders of mental development with onset in childhood. Such disorders are now classifed as mental retardation, learning disorders, motor skills disorder, communication disorders, or pervasive developmental disorders.
developmental tasks fundamental achievements that must be accomplished at each stage of life, arising at or near critical stages in the maturation of an individual; successful attainment leads to a healthy self-image and success with later tasks. Failure to achieve developmental tasks at one stage leads to unhappiness in the individual, disapproval of society, and difficulty in accomplishing later developmental tasks.

Two major primary origins of developmental tasks are physical maturation and cultural pressures and privileges. Secondary origins are derived from the first two and are found in the aspirations and values of the individual.

Family developmental tasks are those that must be attained to assure survival of the family and its continuance as a unit. Examples include (1) providing shelter, food, clothing, health care, and other essentials needed by its members, (2) establishing ways of interacting, communicating, and expressing affection, (3) maintaining morale and motivation, (4) rewarding achievement, (5) meeting personal and family crises, (6) setting attainable goals for family members, and (7) developing family loyalties and values.

developmental

pertaining to development.

developmental anomaly
absence, deformity or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo. Called also developmental defect.
developmental defect
see developmental anomaly (above).

Patient discussion about developmental

Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?

A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.

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There is no information in the literature specific to the possible aetiological factors of demarcated hypomineralised defects in primary teeth, and that which exists utilises different protocols, investigates enamel developmental defects as a whole and does not specify an individual tooth type when reporting putative causative factors [Nation et al.
Certainly, some of the findings are similar to known developmental defects, such as lack of enamel, crown resorption, and delayed eruption that may be associated with severe amelogenesis imperfecta (AI).
Here, we propose to use a unique series of knock-in, transgenic and NER progeroid mice to decode the functional role of NER in mammals, thus paving the way for understanding how genome maintenance pathways are connected to developmental defects and disease mechanisms in vivo.
Loss of the ability to orient cell division results in severe developmental defects in the embryo and is responsible for a number of diseases in adults including neurological disorders like Huntington's as well as others like polycystic kidney disease.
Second, in a laboratory setting, we sought to determine whether inhibition of the identified pathway prevents developmental defects.
Schoenebeck said is that with these studies and the tools researchers now have to map these variations "we may find new roles for genes, never before implicated in cranium development" and because similar genes and genetic pathways operate in humans, unexplained craniofacial developmental defects may become better understood.
Contributed by specialists from Europe, Israel, the US, and South America, chapters cover gynecological examination of the child and adolescent, normal female puberty, endocrine evaluation of reproductive function, diagnostic methods, disorders of sex development, vulvovaginitis and other common vulvar disorders, precocious and delayed puberty, ovarian cysts, sexual abuse, menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, hyperandrogenism, ovarian masses, breast diseases, cervical cancer prevention, chronic pelvic pain, congenital developmental defects of Mullerian derivates, eating disorders, contraception, teen pregnancy, sex education, high-risk sexual behaviors, and culturally sensitive care.
The sequence-based assays offer a new solution for cancer researchers investigating the human TET2, CBL, KRAS and RUNX1 genes, which are known to be associated with developmental defects, disease progression, and residual disease in a variety of leukemias and myeloid malignancies.
If the 'epigenetic marks' on the 'imprinted' genes are not protected, severe and multiple developmental defects occur in the embryo.
Scientists from California and North Carolina conducted tests on foam samples collected from 101 commonly used baby products and found that 80% of cushions used in car seats, portable cribs and other baby furnishings contain chemical flame retardants that can accumulate in babies' bodies and possibly lead to severe health and developmental defects.
The metal has also led to developmental defects in animals.
Specific developmental defects emerge with time and by four years attention skills and expressive vocabulary are reduced compared to socially matched controls.

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