PsychCh4

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PsychCh4
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  1. The sequence in which the fastest groth occurs at the top of the body--the head--with physical growth in size, weight, and feature differentiation gradually working from top to bottom.
    Cephalocaudal pattern
  2. The sequence in which growth starts at the center of the body and moves toward the extremities.
    Proximodistal pattern
  3. A period of rapid physical maturation involving hormonal and bodily changes that take place primarily in early adolescence.
    Puberty
  4. A girl's first menstruation
    Menarche
  5. Very early onset and rapid progression of puberty.
    Precocious puberty
  6. Powerful chemical substances secreted by the endocrine glands and carried through the body by the bloodstream.
    Hormones
  7. the main class of male sex hormones
    Androgens
  8. The main class of female sex hormones
    Estrogens
  9. An androgen that is a key hormone in a boys' pubertal development
    Testosterone
  10. An estrogen that is a key hormone in girls' pubertal development
    Estradiol
  11. Specialization of functions in one hemisphere of the crebral cortex or the other
    Lateralization
  12. Brain area where fibers connect the brain's left and right hemispheres.
    Corpus callosum
  13. The highest level of the frontal lobes that is involved in reasoning, decision making, and self-control
    Prefrontal cortex
  14. The seat of emotions in the brain.
    Amygdala
  15. A condition that occurs when an infant stops breathing, usually during the night, and suddenly dies without an apparent cause.
    Sudden infant death syndrome
  16. Severe malnutrition caused by an insufficient protein-calorie intake, resulting in a shrunken, elderly appearance.
    Marasmus
  17. Severe malnutrition caused by a protein-deficient diet, causing the feet and abdomen to swell with water.
    Kwashiorkor

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