Child Dev. Genetics and environment
Section 1-1, 1-2, 5-2,5-3,5-4
Terms in this set (36)
takes place when an egg is fertilized by a sperm
# of human chromosomes in each cell (23 pairs)
38 - 40 weeks
length of a normal, full-term pregnancy
gene that is shown.
trait that is hidden
determines inherited characteristics
ability to recognise right from wrong
number in the billions
neurons in a newborn's brain
when hereditary traits are determined
low birth weight
the way nicotine can have a dangerous effect on newborns
devastating condition that results when a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy
when birth defects are diagnosed
at various times before and after birth
form of measles that can cause birth defects in infants.
before taking any medication
when a pregnant woman should consult a doctor
increases the chance for multiple births.
twins may be of the same or opposite sexes
results in a female child
example of a hereditary birthdefect
vitamin that reduces the risk of spinal bifida or cleft palate
Sickle cell anemia is dominant in families of this culture.
birth defect more common when the mother is over 35 years old.
combination of chromosomes that results in a male baby
disease that infants are protected from at birth with eye drops
type of twins that result when 1 zygote splits
a step by step pattern of development.
Painful process faced by babies born to addicted mothers
medical professional that would interview a couple about diseases among their relatives and previous predgnancies
life long learners
people who continually learn new skills and information
common medical testing procedure expectant mothers should avoid
zero or none
safe number of drinks or drugs an expectant mother can consume during pregnancy.
alcohal, tobaco, caffeine, illegal drugs, OTC drugs, STDS, inhalents
6 lifestyle choices to avoid during pregnancy to help fetus
when to get rubella immunization
consult doctor before
taking any type of medicine while pregnant
color blindness or hemophilia
birth defect affecting mainly males due to sex linked gene