Category: Maternal & Child Health Nursing

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Hemophilia

A. Definition: 1. Hemophilia is a group of hereditary bleeding disorder characterized by a deficiency in a blood-clotting factor. 2. The two most common forms are factor VIII deficiency (classic...

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Mental Retardation

Definition: Mental retardation is a generalized, triarchic disorder, characterized by subaverage cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors with onset before the age of 18. Once focused...

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Hydrocephalus

Definition: Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by an imbalance in the production and absorption of CSF in the ventricular system. When production exceeds absorption, CSF accumulates, usually under pressure, producing...