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Flashcards in Growth and Physiological Change Deck (10):
1

What does the term growth describe ?

The term growth describes an increase in height and weight. Growth continues until EARLY ADULTHOOD.

2

What does the term physiological change describe?

It describes the physical changes that take place throughout the life stages.

3

What are the key changes in Infancy/early childhood ?

Children grow rapidly and develop many physical skills.

4

What are the key changes in Adolescence ?

Body continues to develop. There may be GROWTH SPURTS. Body will change as they reach SEXUAL MATURITY.

5

What are the key changes in a Young adult ?

The body has reached PHYSICAL MATURITY.

6

What are the key changes in Older adult ?

The AGEING PROCESS begins in middle adulthood.

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What is GROWTH SPURTS?

Periods of FAST GROWTH.

8

What is SEXUAL MATURITY?

When an individual's reproductive organs are fully matured.

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What is PHYSICAL MATURITY ?

When an individual reached their full height and the peak of physical fitness.

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What is AGEING PROCESS ?

By about 65, individuals will have lost some strength and muscle tone.