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development

 [de-vel´up-ment]
1. growth and differentiation.
cognitive development the development of intelligence, conscious thought, and problem-solving ability that begins in infancy.
community health development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating members of a community to identify the community's health concerns, mobilize resources, and implement solutions.
critical path development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as constructing and using a timed sequence of patient care activities to enhance desired patient outcomes in a cost-efficient manner. See also critical path.
program development in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as planning, implementing, and evaluating a coordinated set of activities designed to enhance wellness or to prevent, reduce, or eliminate one or more health problems of a group or community.
psychosexual development
1. generally, the development of the psychological aspects of sexuality from birth to maturity.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the development of object relations has five stages: the oral stage from birth to 2 years, the anal stage from 2 to 4 years, the phallic stage from 4 to 6 years, the latency stage from 6 years until puberty, and the genital stage from puberty onward; see also sexual development.
psychosocial development the development of the personality, including the acquisition of social attitudes and skills, from infancy through maturity.
risk for delayed development a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for delay of 25 per cent or more in one or more of the areas of social or self-regulatory behavior, or in cognitive, language, gross motor, or fine motor skills.
sexual development see sexual development.
staff development
1. an educational program for health care providers conducted by a hospital or other institution; it includes orientation, in-service training, and continuing education.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as developing, maintaining, and monitoring competence of staff.

de·vel·op·ment

(dē-vel'ŏp-ment),
1. The act or process of natural progression in physical and psychological maturation from a previous, lower, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.
2. The process of chromatography.

development

(dĭ-vĕl′əp-mənt)
n.
1. The act of developing.
2. The state of being developed.
3. A significant event, occurrence, or change.
4. The natural progression from a previous, simpler, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.

de·vel′op·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
The act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
Embryology The process of growth and differentiation into a mature adult organism
Evidence-based medicine See Consensus development
Global village See Sustainable development
Graduate education See Continuing professional development
Neurology See Cognitive development, Motor development
Paediatrics See Plateau development
Pharmaceutical industry The advancing of a single drug compound of interest identified in a research program through its approval for marketing by the FDA and other regulatory agencies
Psychology See Psychosexual development

de·vel·op·ment

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-mĕnt)
1. The act or process of natural progression in physical and psychological maturation from a previous, lower, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.
2. The process of chromatography.

development

the proceeding towards maturity of eggs, embryos or young organisms.

de·vel·op·ment

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-mĕnt)
The act or process of natural progression in physical and psychological maturation from a previous, lower, or embryonic stage to a later, more complex, or adult stage.

Patient discussion about development

Q. What week does the baby's brain develop? In which week of the pregnancy does the baby develop his brain?

A. I found a website that shows how your baby develops in the womb and also has pictures:
http://www.pregnancy.org/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment1.php

Q. What is the most common preventable cause of childhood development delay?

A. The most common cause of severe developmental delay (essentially mental retardation) is genetic abnormalities (or more accurately, cytogenetic abnormalities due to abnormal chromosomes). Other cause include damage during the pregnancy such as infections or serious diseases in the mother, damage (such as choking or insufficient blood supply to the fetus) during labor and metabolic diseases such as PKU or hypothyroididsm that affect young babies.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001523.htm

Q. How worse the symptoms of Bipolar can develop?

A. Undiagnosed or unmedicated bipolar disorder can be fatal. A bipolar patient in a state of depression is at a higher risk of suicide where in a manic state a bipolar patient can take life threatening risks. Ie jumping off of a bridge because they think it will be fun or that they are invincable. It is extreamly important that a person suffering from bipolar disorder recieve proper treatment in order to control the symptoms of the illness.

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According to the doctors at the National Kidney Transplant Institute who operated on him, the early deterioration of his kidney may have been caused by the delayed development of his vital organs due to an imbalance as well as his failure to increase his water intake.
At 11 months, Mohsen presented signs of delayed development when compared to his elder brothers.
Zanganeh said delayed development of South Pars has caused gas shortage even in the winter.
The allotees appealed Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the delayed development work in the I-15.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate Sub-Committee on Finance and Revenue has sought the details of all delayed development projects being carried in Balochistan province through National Highway Authority (NHA).
The condition is an inherited disease passed down through families that causes delayed development in children and is associated with a wide range of medical problems, including heart defects, speech and hearing issues, facial disfigurement and behavioural problems.
Margaret said: "Connor has delayed development but he's getting there and he's getting the help that he needs.
Support also has come from various professional organizations that have established specific guidelines for the evaluation of children who have delayed development, cerebral palsy, and autism spectrum disorders.
Awadi went for a premature attack in the opening and delayed development. Saeed took firm control of the centre and penetrated into Black's camp.
* Developmental Delay Resources -- clearinghouse for parents of children with attention deficits, learning and behavioral problems, delayed development and autism.
Trade in the town is now suffering because of the changing plans and delayed development around the Regent Hotel - with blossoming towns like Banbury and Solihull reaping the benefits.
The head banging children fell into two categories: young children with normal or mildly delayed development, and attention seeking behaviors and older, severely disabled children with communication and sensory problems.