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Growth and Development

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Part of the Tropical Community Health Manuals book series

Abstract

Throughout childhood the individual grows in size and the different physiological systems of the body mature in function. At the same time, social and emotional development occurs and the individual acquires several different skills of which the most important is language function. By growth is meant increase in size which may be due to an increase in the number of cells constituting the various organs or increase in size of individual cells; by development is meant the acquisition of functions and skills.

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© G.J. Ebrahim 1978

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