Unformatted text preview: avoid as many non-essential medicines as possible. Folic acid. Taking any medicine during pregnancy is all about weighing the pros and cons. Teratogen that harms prenatal brain: alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc. Co-sleeping: when one or more parents sleep with the baby. Some feel it creates bonding, some feel it is dangerous i.e. threat of crushing/smothering baby. Fuction of neurotransmitters: to send message across the synapse. Transient exuberance: brain growth rapid, seen in dendrites Pruning: Underused neurons are inactivated or “pruned” Genotype: all genetic material — internally coded, inheritable information Phenotype: observable expression of the genetic material Down syndrome: trisomy 21—extra chromosome causes mild retardation and physical abnormalities Genetic disorders in dominant gene are frequently expressed. Age of viability: 24-25 weeks or 6 months in utero...
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- Summer '11
- Malnutrition, Twin, entire genetic inheritance, infant heart rate