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ANTH143_1 - ANTH 143 Lecture Notes I Adulthood Marked by full attainment of adult stature o Adulthood reached at different ages across culture High

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ANTH 143 – Lecture Notes 2/8/08 I. Adulthood  Marked by full attainment of adult stature  o Adulthood reached at different ages across culture High SES – women:17  men:20-21 Some populations: 25-26 years Height growth stops when big bones stop growin o Epiphyses fuse with diaphyses Biphasic effect o Estrogens at low doses – promote cellular proliferation o high doses – inhibit this process During adulthood, most tissues lose ability to grow via hyperplasia  (multiplying) o Retain ability to grow via hypertrophy (expanding in size) Time of maintenance, homeostasis o Important for all of bodily resources to be available to reproduce  – particularly women I. Old Age Losing the ability to adapt to various stresses and maintain  homeostasis o Senescence      – process of deterioration with age Progressive loss of cellular ability to grow or reproduce
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ANTH 143 taught by Professor Bernstein during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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ANTH143_1 - ANTH 143 Lecture Notes I Adulthood Marked by full attainment of adult stature o Adulthood reached at different ages across culture High

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