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Women in Biological Definition

Human

... , juvenile females girls , and adult females women . Humans are commonly referred to as persons ... underdeveloped regions of the world, though the women who live in these regions have argued that their ... skin colors across the spectrum. On average, women have slightly lighter skin than men . The ...

Infertility

... unprotected intercourse, or after six months in women over 35; there is incapability to carry a ... are under pressure to make medical decisions. women trying to conceive often have clinical depression rates similar to women who have cancer 4 . If infertility treatment ...

Neural tube

... defects is 2.6 in 1,000 worldwide. Pregnant women taking medication for epilepsy have a higher ... a neural tube defect. Research has shown that women with folic acid deficiences also have a higher ... one factor. Folic acid is not a cure, as some women taking folic acid supplements have been known to ...

Culture

... integration and interdependence of culture traits. For example, men and women have complementary roles in many cultures. One sex might desire changes ... , and the Internet . The pill helped families have more money and women have more freedom. Television not only brought similar visual programming ...

Ebola

... quinine shot. When Lokela returned home from the hospital and died, the women of his family conducted a traditional African funeral for him. In ... the blood and excreta from his body with their bare hands. Most of the women in his family died soon afterwards (Draper 19). Meanwhile, the nurses at ...

Eugenics

... a number of "positive" eugenics policies, giving awards to " Aryan " women who had large numbers of children, and even encouraged a service in which "racially pure" single women would become impregnated by SS officers ( Lebensborn ). Many of their ...

Lyon hypothesis

... lead to their mosaic fur color. However, there are now reports that women still express many genes from their inactive X chromosomes, and that different women express different genes from the inactive X. Research by Carrel and ...

Malaria

... travel to the mosquito's salivary gland, completing the cycle. Pregnant women are especially attractive to the mosquitoes, and malaria in pregnant women is an important cause of still births and infant mortality. The ...

X chromosome

... if any, of these have anything to do directly with sex determination. women have two X chromosomes, and hence two copies of each gene. One of the two ... is partially missing or rearranged rather than completely missing. Some women with Turner syndrome have a chromosomal change in only some of their ....

Cancer

... , a selective estrogen receptor modulator, for up to 5 years, has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women by about 50%. Cis-retinoic acid also has been shown to reduce risk of second primary tumors among patients with primary head and neck cancer . ...

Carolus Linnaeus

... one because of his views on the importance of natural motherhood. He campaigned against the practice of wet-nursing, declaring that even aristocratic women should be proud to nurse their own children). Autograph of Carl v. Linn (Carolus Linnaeus) In 1739 Linnaeus married Sara Morea, ...

Charles Darwin

... he was a typical Victorian gentleman. His views on women, racial differences, and social classes were reflective of his position in life (he believed women to be inferior to men, he believed certain races to be "lower" than his own, and was not above a jab at the Irish), and though he was not so sexist, ...

Diabetes mellitus

... macrosomia (high birth weight) of the child. It requires careful medical supervision during the pregnancy. In addition, about 20-50% of these women go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Genetics Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at least partly inherited. Type 1 diabetes appears to be ...

Edward's syndrome

... will not survive the prenatal period. Although there is an increased risk of conceiving a child with Edward's Syndrome as a woman's age increases, women in their 20's and 30's still conceive Edward's Syndrome babies. A small percentage of cases occur when only some of the body's cells have an extra ...

Hardy-Weinberg principle

... colourblindness is caused by an X-linked recessive allele. The frequency in males is about 1 in 12, (or 0.083) whereas it affects about 1 in 250 women (0.004). If a population is brought together with males and females with different allele frequencies, then the allele frequency of the male ...

Karyotype

... genotype , such as sex (XX vs. XY pair). The study of karyotypes is known as karyology . Normal human karyotypes are denoted 46,XX (for most women ) and 46,XY (for most men ). However, some individuals have other karyotypes with added or missing sex chromosomes, including 47,XYY , 47,XXY , ...

Thermoregulation

... for such results to be comparable they must be made in the same situation. The rectum gives most accurately the temperature of internal parts, or in women and some animals the vagina, uterus or bladder. Occasionally that of the urine as it leaves the urethra may be of use. More usually the temperature ...

Twin

... years Greater than average height and weight Conception is soon after the cessation of oral contraceptives Several previous pregnancies. women who have been taking fertility drugs have the greatest chance of multiple births, ranging from 10 to 20 percent. This is primarily down to the ...
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