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Identify and describe the three stages of birth.
dilation: opening of the cervix;
expulsion: muscular contractions push the baby through the cervix and birth canal;
placental: placenta separates from the uterine wall and is expelled
How does the human growth hormone produce growth?
Human growth hormone increases the rate of protein synthesis inside cells and the metabolism of fat molecules
How does the human body change during childhood?
Muscle coordination, reasoning, and problem-solving abilities increase, and the body grows.
What changes to the body are usually associated with aging?
Metabolism and digestion slow. Skin loses elasticity and hair follicles lose pigment. Bones may become brittle. Vision and hearing may diminish.
Compare the birth of a human baby with that of a marsupial mammal.
Marsupials are born earlier in development. After birth, marsupials continue to develop within the mother’s pouch
List the stages of growth and the changes that occur during each stage.
infancy: growth, increase in physical coordination and mental development; childhood: child grows physically and gains ability to reason and solve problems;
adolescence: reaches physical maturity, organs reach maximum mass; adult: physical and mental maturity have been reached
physiological and physical changes a female goes through during the birthing process