Control de la motricidad gruesa

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Definición

Es la habilidad para realizar movimientos generales grandes, tales como agitar un brazo o levantar una pierna. Dicho control requiere la coordinación y el funcionamiento apropiados de músculos, huesos y nervios.

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Información

El control de la motricidad gruesa es un hito en el desarrollo de un bebé.

Los bebés desarrollan dicho control de la motricidad gruesa antes de desarrollar la capacidad para hacer movimientos precisos y pequeños, conocidos como control de la motricidad fina.

Referencias

Feigelman S. The first year. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 8.

Feigelman S. The second year. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 9.

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