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cross-sectional

Studying a variety of age at a given point in time.

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longitudinal

Studying by following the same group for years.

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prenatal developement

Begins with conception

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teratogens

Chemicals and viruses that can reach the developing child and cause harm.

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alcohol

Can result in fetal alcohol syndrome.

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cigarettes

Can result in premature birth and/or lung problems. Critical time after 20 weeks.

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lead

Can result in anemia, and/or mental retardation. Critical throughout pregnancy.

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rubella (German Measles)

Can result in mental retardation and possibly death. Critical time first months.

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aspirin

Can result in bleeding problems. Critical last months and at birth.

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cocaine

Can result in spontaneous abortion or neurological problems.

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infancy

Begins with birth and lasts until about the age of two years. Height and weight increase more than at any other point.

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Palmer reflex

grasping reflex

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Moro reflex

A child throws its arms and legs out then brings them back into fetal position.

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Rooting reflex

A child turns its head toward a gentle stimulus at the corner of the mouth or cheek and begins sucking