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Problem: Which of the following is consistent with the proximodistal trend of body growth? a. During the prenatal period, the head, chest and trunk grow first, then the arms and legs b. During infancy and childhood, the hands and feet grow ahead of the arms and legs c. During the prenatal period the head develops more rapidly than the lower part of the body d. By age 2, the head accounts for nearly one-half of the body length

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Cephalocaudal trend: prenatal growth from conception to 5 months, the head grows more than the body

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Which of the following is consistent with the proximodistal trend of body growth?

 a. During the prenatal period, the head, chest and trunk grow first, then the arms and legs 

b. During infancy and childhood, the hands and feet grow ahead of the arms and legs 

c. During the prenatal period the head develops more rapidly than the lower part of the body 

d. By age 2, the head accounts for nearly one-half of the body length

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