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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.


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.
Vitelline Duct Remnants is the commonest developmental defect of midgut.
Of particular interest to the NICHD are applications proposing to study embryonic developmental defects of generalized body patterning and localized anomalies of the skeletal, nervous, and visceral systems that lead to clinically significant congenital structural malformations.
It is recognized that between two-percent and five-percent of all live-born infants have a major developmental defect.
It is recognized that 2-5% of all live-born infants have a major developmental defect.
developmental defects, occurring in 1 per cent of the population
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common developmental defects, occurring in 1 per cent of the population world-wide.
Anomalies of hepatic morphology are due to developmental defects during embryogenesis and are rarely seen.
Their presence could be related to developmental defects of ventricular or bulbar musculature and may lead to failure to compensate for the body demands.
Currently widespread in Latin America, the Zika virus has been linked in pregnant women to microcephaly, a condition causing babies to be born with abnormally small heads and developmental defects.
In people, genetic mutations that damage primary cilia lead to a variety of diseases, including developmental defects.

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