Growth in Children
The most important difference between a child and an adult is growth. The term growth refers to the increase of the body's dimensions such as length and weight while the term development means the progression of functions such as start walking and talking. The child's body grows and mind develops. Growth and developmental retardation can sometimes be seen together. However, these two situations should be kept apart. In Live Hospital, pediatricians and especially pediatric endocrine specialists deal with growth retardation, while pediatric development and neurology specialists deal with children with developmental retardation.