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Factors affecting child development

Factors affecting child development – Growth and development is a complex process that depends on the inherent biological potential as well as various environmental influences including social, emotional and pathological factors. Important factors affecting child development are as follows — I. Intrinsic (Biological) factors affecting child development determine the inherent …

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Antipyretic drugs

Antipyretic drugs are applied in order to reduce fever. These will not be effective, if the individual does not have fever. Antipyretic drugs target the hypothalamus, in order to override an interleukin induced fever. The term antipyretic means “preventing or alleviating fever”. In common terms, it means that the medicine can lower …

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Ibuprofen antipyretic

According to various medical sources, ibuprofen antipyretic is an agent that is used in order to reduce the symptoms associated with fever. The ibuprofen antipyretic drug is mostly administered to children who are suffering from various medical problems. In the earlier days, paracetamol was mostly used in order to reduce …

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Define antipyretic

Various medical sources define antipyretic as medicine that lowers the body temperature in order to prevent or alleviate fever. It has been found to be effective in preventing or alleviating fever. Various types of antipyretics drugs that reduce body temperature are also used as pain relieving drugs.  Ibuprofen and paracetamol …

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Dental Material

The selection of a proper dental material for use in oral cavity is very important for the long-term success of the treatment. There are several factors that play an important role in selection of an ideal restorative dental material for the use in a particular patient. However, to understand the …

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Tooth Morphology

Tooth Morphology – Anatomic Characteristics Shown by Different teeth types: Permanent teeth Features Common to all Incisors in Tooth Morphology They have a single, cone-shaped, tapering root. The incisal edge of newly erupted teeth show mamelons. The crowns are triangular when viewed from proximal aspect.  The crowns do not have …

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Permanent dentition

The permanent dentition consists of the permanent teeth in the human oral cavity, those teeth which remain throughout one’s adult life. The permanent dentition is also known as the secondary dentition. The permanent dentition numbers 32 teeth altogether. There are 16 teeth in both the maxillary and mandibular arches. Each …

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Mixed Dentition

The mixed dentition refers to the presence of primary and permanent teeth together in the oral cavity. This usually occurs between the ages of five and thirteen years as primary teeth are exfoliated and permanent teeth erupt. It is during the time of mixed dentition that dental abnormalities become apparent. …

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Primary Dentition

The Primary Dentition are the first set of teeth that develop in the human oral cavity. They are often referred to as the baby teeth or the deciduous teeth. There are 20 primary teeth—10 maxillary and 10 mandibular. They perform several important functions, including aiding in the chewing and digestion …

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Tooth Surfaces

Tooth Surfaces – There are several characteristics of the external appearance of a tooth. The following section describes the tooth surfaces of both the anterior and posterior teeth. Proximal The proximal tooth surfaces or contact is formed by the contact of two adjacent teeth. The mesial surface of one tooth …

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