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5 Matching questions

  1. miscarriage
  2. cephalocaudal sequence
  3. sex-linked single gene disorder
  4. genetic testing
  5. genetic counselor
  1. a The naturally occurring loss of a pregnancy and death of the fetus.
  2. b The developmental principle that growth occurs in a sequence from head to toe.
  3. c A professional who counsels parents-to-be about their own or their children's risk of developing genetic disorders, as well as about available treatments.
  4. d A blood test to determine whether a person carries the gene for a given genetic disorder.
  5. e An illness, carried on the mother's X chromosome, that typically leaves the female offspring unaffected but has a fifty-fifty chance of striking each male child.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The developmental principle that large structures (and movements) precede increasingly detailed refinements.
  2. An egg cell containing the genetic material contributed by the mother to the baby.
  3. An illness that a child gets by inheriting one copy of the abnormal gene that causes the disorder.
  4. The structure projecting from the wall of the uterus during pregnancy through which the developing baby absorbs nutrients.
  5. ...

5 True/False questions

  1. recessive disorderAn illness that a child gets by inheriting two copies of the abnormal gene that causes the disorder.


  2. cesarean sectionThe period of pregnancy.


  3. assisted reproductive technology...


  4. embryonic stageThe first 14 days of prenatal development, from fertizliation to full implantation.


  5. very low birth weightA physical or neurological problem that occurs prenatally or at birth.