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chap. 19 health

union of a male sperm cell and female egg cell fertilization
zygote attaches to the uterine wall implantation
cluster of cells that develop between the third and eighth weeks of pregnancy embryo
after the eighth week this group of cells is called this fetus
thin, fluid filled membrane that surrounds and protects the developing embryo amniotic sac
a rope-like structure that connects the embryo and the mothers placenta umbilical cord
thick, blood rich tissue that lines the walls of the uterus during pregnancy and nourishes the embryo placenta
final stage of pregnancy in which the uterus contracts and pushes the baby our of the mother's body labor
steps that a female can take to provide for her own health and the health of the baby prenatal care
a facility in which a woman with low risk pregnancies can deliver their babies in a homelike setting birthing center
a group of alcohol-related birth defects that includes both physical and mental problems fetal alcohol syndrome
the spontaneous expulsion of a fetus that occurs before the twentieth week of a pregnancy miscarriage
a dead fetus expelled from the body after the twentieth week stillbirth
passing of trait from parents to children hereditary
threadlike structure found within the nucleus of a cell that carry the codes for inherited traits chromosomes
basic units of hereditary genes
the chemical units of hereditary DNA
disorders caused partly or completely by a defect in genes genetic disorders
procedure in which a syringe is inserted into a pregnant female's abdominal wall into the amniotic fluid surrounding the developing fetus amniocentesis
chronic villi sampling
process of inserting normal genes into human cells to correct genetic disorders gene therapy
events that need to happen in order for a person to continues growing toward becoming a healthy mature adult developmental tasks
the confidence that a person can control his or her body, impulses, and environment autonomy
an abnormal lateral, or side to side, curvature of the spine scoliosis
Created by: emilyluc