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What does Cephalocaudal mean?
Infant developes starting with head working down to toe
Maturation of systems in the nb. heart and lungs
HR decreases to sinus arrythmia. HR increases with inspiration and decreases with expiration. lungs are small.
Maturation of the systems Nb
Hemopoietic
NB has fetal hbg upto 5 mo.Rbc lifespan only 60-90 days predisposing NB to physiologic anemia
Maturation of the systems NB
degestive and thermoregulation.
Digestive tract immature till 3 mo.
thermoregualtion increases after 6 mo. Shiver mech.@6mo.
Maturation of the systems NB
Renal
immature system, unable to concentrate. Predisposes