Paediatrics%20II_%202009

Paediatrics%20II_%202009 - Paediatrics II (kids stuff...

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Paediatrics II (kids stuff continued) By Dr. Brett Lillie Brett Lillie 2009
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Primitive and Postural reflexes Brett Lillie 2009
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Adaptation Survival Wisdom of the Body (we just remove what inhibits or interfers) Brett Lillie 2009
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Primitive Reflexes Controlled by b. stem and associated Lower Centers. Appear in utero Important for survival and development. Brett Lillie 2009
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Primitive Reflexes Some are important for the birthing process (NB C-sections) Some are essential for survival in the first few weeks of life. Provide an immediate response to environment when higher centers have not yet fully developed sufficiently to cope Brett Lillie 2009
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Primitive Reflexes These reflexes are involved in: 1. Automated and 2. Stereotyped mvts 3. Respiration 4. Automatic and 5. Glandular Responses Which are carried out without cortical involvement Brett Lillie 2009
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As higher centers mature, These reflexes must be Integrated or controlled By higher centers Brett Lillie 2009
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Reflexes are integrated In a specific Sequence (vitally important!) Brett Lillie 2009
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Primitive Reflexes (‘infantile autonisms’) Instinctual primitive responses to an external stimuli o Reflex: 1. onset 2. Reaction to … 3. Response to … 4. Integration. Brett Lillie 2009
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Withdrawal Reflex (Fear Paralysis Reflex) Begins after conception Should integrate before birth Causes mvt of head neck body In response to a threat in utero. Brett Lillie 2009
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