This is about a disorder called Spina Bifida and it is a long report

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Title-Spina Bifida


Identify and compare a human congenital disorder. Explain how it occurs, its frequency in general populations, its symptoms, and treatment, and the organizations that provide information on this disorder.


How does Spina Bifida occur and what are its symptoms and treatments?


Kingdon - Animalia - Animals

Phylum - Chordata - Chordates

Subphylum - Vertebrata - Vertebrates

Class - Mammalia - Mammals

Subclass - Theria

Order - Primates - Primates

Family - Hominidae - Man-like primates

Genus - Homo - Hominoids

Species - Homo sapiens - Human, Man

Common Name - Human, Man

Scientific Name - Homo sapiens

Human Characteristics

Bipedalism, the ability to walk primarily on 2 legs, is a uniquely human trait among mammals. A human has a "S" shaped spine so humans can have an upright posture. A human has more of a vertical face than an ape because of the enlargement of a human brain.

The human has a more rounded "U" shape jaw than an ape. The human foot has short, aligned toes, compared with the longer, grasping toes of an ape.


The Human life cycle starts when sperm fertilizes an egg which is known as conception. Then a baby is born out of the female. When it is 2 - 3 years old it is a toddler. From 4 - 12 it is a child. From 13 - 17 years it is considered a teenager. Then it becomes an adult from the ages of 18 - 49. From ages 50 - 100+ it is known as a senior. The life cycle ends with the death of the senior.

Three Systems of the Human

Reproductive - The ovaries in a female produce eggs. As the eggs go down the fallopian tubes, the male sperm attacks the egg.