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Factors Affecting Nail Growth
Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more
Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more
Can obesity be an underlying cause of delayed puberty? Could loosing weight trigger development of genitals & facial hair?
Could a growth plate fracture in one leg, which caused stunted growth of that leg affect the growth of the other leg?
The fracture: Itself will not directly affect the growth of the other leg, but the overuse the other leg may suffer can cause early growth plate closure occasionally on the leg that was not broken. ...Read more
Long bones: The primary centers are your long bones, including the upper and lower legs.The vertebrae also play a part, but their growth is not as visible.The bones in your wrist and hand also have growth plates and are often used as a gauge for how growth is progressing. Once the growth plated in your hands have closed, it correlates with those in your long bones finishing also. ...Read more
Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?
Can masturbation/ejaculation cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting my final height?
During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?
KGF and hair growth: Abstract keratinocyte growth factor-2 (kgf-2) is found in dermal papilla fibroblasts and its receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (fgfr2), in the neighboring outer root sheath of keratinocytes. Administration of recombinant human kgf-2 (rhkgf-2) at 10 ng ml(-1) significantly stimulated human hair-follicle cell proliferation in organ culture (26-35%). Thus, rhkgf-2 is a promising therapeut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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