Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pica is characterized by an appetite for objects that are non-nutritive – clay, soil, chalk, hair, wood, and other objects. Such behaviours may be considered as pica when they persist for more than one month at an age where eating such objects is developmentally inappropriate. There are different variations of pica, as it can be from a cultural tradition, or a neurological mechanism such as an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Pica can lead to intoxication in children which can result in an impairment in both physical and mental development. In addition, it can also lead to surgical emergencies due to an intestinal obstruction...
|Author||Lydia D. Thomson-Smith|
|Number of Pages||104|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||FastBook Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-07-31 00:00:00|