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Biological Disorders

Biological Disorders

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will identify, distinguish and describe biological disorders and their causes.

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Terms to Know
  • Congentital Problems

    Condition existing at birth, often originating during prenatal development; may be due to prenatal environment, genetic or chromosomal abnormality.

  • Genetic Disorders

    Conditions caused by defects in the genes or chromosomes; may be inherited from parents and passed down through genetic transmission.

  • Teratogen

    Substances that may cause birth defects; drugs and alcohol are the most common but other teratogens include some maternal hormones, mercury, lead and German Measles.