|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
Jonathan, I learned recently that if you are a baby inside your momma's womb, and for some reason you don't get the nutrition that you are supposed to be getting, that the head grows at a faster or normal rate while the abdomen and the rest of the body may slow down in growth. The reason I learned and I'm sorry I don't have the exact references because it was sort of an anatomy lesson rather than a great work or study. Anyway the reason is the the way blood flows into your heart when you are a fetus. Yep, it has to do with your heart. You see your heart when you were a fetus is different than it is now. As a fetus you had a foramina ovale, a little hole between the atria or top two chambers of the heart and the turbulent flow of blood through that little hole allowed increased nutrient flow (and oxygen) to head up to the head first. Consequently more food, faster growth, less food, growth to the brain first. Comprende partner??? In conclusion let me say that this is my first reply to a question of this sort over the internet Mad Scientist URL so I eagerly await your reply to my success or failure in helping with your question. You can only do the best you can, me too. Adios. Sincerely, Mark Evan Lawson, RDMS Lubbock, By God, Texas Lawson2k@juno.com
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