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Microgravity Affects On Human Physical Development
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
To a limited: extent. After puberty, growth hormone secreting tumors can lead to changes in jaw and head dimensions. This is called acromegaly. Why do you ask? Hopefully you're not taking growth hormone without a medical reason, as this is stupid and dangerous. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Media image: Yes it does. Remember most of the media outlets are run by males - they want and fantasize the "perfect women" hence images you see ie in magazines, tv etc.. Are those of their perception of the perfect woman. This ultimately trickles down to the young who try to strive to look like some of those depicted "perfect women" as their idol. ...Read more
During puberty what are the functions of testosterone vs dihydrotestosterone? Which has greater influence on sexual development, facial hair & voice?
Does masturbation affect the height or the process of growth ? What is the masturbation bad effects on a person's body?
No effects: Masturbation does not affect your hormone levels in a way that changes your height or growth. We don't know of any ill effects of masturbation, unless a person is obsessed about it and lets it get in the way of a normal life (in which case that person should seek care). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Later than thought: Up until a decade ago it was thought that the brain fully develops by the early 20's. More recent research from england suggests that the prefrontal cortex continues to mature into the 30s and even 40s. The prefrontal cortex undergoes the longest period of development. It is an important area of the brain for high cognitive functions such as planning and decision-making. ...Read more
Can masturbation/ejaculation cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting my final height?
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development & maintenance of generalized anxiety disorders?
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question. ...Read more
What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?
Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images. Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand. You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more
Does increasing/changing testosterone of the body (ex: watching porn) during boy's puberty affect his final height in the future?
No: Not unless he is taking additional sources of hormones. Body will not produce enough of it's own to affect growth. ...Read more
Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?
How does the age of male who is 53 and the female 27 affects reproduction. Dies it have any negative effect in the offspring?
No: This is a normal bodily function and has no ill effects ...Read more
Sounds like you are: Writing a paper for a class. It really wouldn't be fair to have healthtap doctors do school assignments. There are a number of articles at this site (http://www.Nichd.Nih.Gov/pages/index.Aspx) which may provide insights. ...Read more
not known: This is not a common side effect of the vaccine and considering not being vaccinatied if exposed i would consider it weighed aganist the alternative. ...Read more
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