Development, growth and repair from conception to old age
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Development, growth and repair from conception to old age

Charles Hendry Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Ella McLafferty Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

As part of the life sciences series, this article discusses the types of development, growth and repair that occur throughout the human body from conception to old age. Particular attention is paid to embryo development in the uterus, changes that occur to women during pregnancy and developmental changes in early childhood. Puberty is examined as well as changes to functional ability and reserve capacity that take place in older age.

Nursing Standard. 26, 50,44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.08.26.50.44.c9238

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