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Cells and the Growth of Tissues
Growth before Birth
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3rd centile 50th centile adolescent growth spurt adolescent spurt adult height ages of menarche average babies behaviour biological birth birthweight blood body bone age boys brain breast catch-up centile cerebellum cerebral cortex Chapter charts child childhood chromosomes correlation cortex cortisol differentiation early effect endocrine female fibres Figure foetal foetus genes genetical gestation girls gland grow growth curves growth hormone human growth human growth hormone hypothalamus increase individual karyotype length limb longitudinal male malnutrition measure menarche molecules months mother muscle myelinate nerve cells neuroglia neurons normal nutrition occurs oestrogen ovum parents peak height velocity period pituitary plotted population postmenstrual weeks postnatal protein puberty pubic hair receptor relatively secretion short stature shows skeletal maturity small-for-dates social somatomedin stage standards studies syndrome tempo of growth testosterone Tf Tf thyroxine tion tissue Turner's syndrome undernutrition uterus velocity curve