Human Growth and Development

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NoŽl Cameron
Academic Press, 2002 - Medical - 434 pages
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Human Growth and Development pulls together information from leading experts in a variety of fields to create a one-volume resource on the human growth stages, environmental effects, and the research methods scientists should use. This text promises to be a great course-planning guide for instructors in various medical and scientific fields in addition to a thorough reference for further research.

* Both biological and bio-medical approaches to human development.
* Chapters on research methods of growth data collection.
* Annotated reference lists for every chapter.
* Tremendous breadth of knowledge within a single source.
 

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Contents

A Pediatric Approach
21
Somatic Growth and Sex Differences
45
Chapter 4 Puberty
65
Chapter 5 Endocrinology of Growth
85
Chapter 6 The Genetic Epidemiology of Growth and Development
103
Chapter 7 Nutrition and Growth
139
Chapter 8 Environmental Effects on Growth
165
Chapter 9 Social and Economic Influences on Growth and Secular Trends
197
Chapter 12 Saltation and Stasis
253
Chapter 13 Body Composition During Growth and Development
271
Chapter 14 The Evolution of Human Growth
295
Physical Activity as a Factor in Growth and Maturation
321
Chapter 16 The Assessment of Human Growth
349
Chapter 17 Assessment of Maturation
363
Chapter 18 Growth References and Standards
383
Annotated References
415

Chapter 10 Endocrine Disorders of Growth
213
Chapter 11 Genetically Determined Growth Disorders
237

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