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Physiological basis of aging and geriatrics

Author: Paola S Timiras
Publisher: New York : Informa Healthcare, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Physiological basis of aging and geriatrics.
New York : Informa Healthcare, ©2007
(DLC) 2007016492
(OCoLC)123332195
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paola S Timiras
ISBN: 9781420007091 1420007092
OCLC Number: 173504754
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Old age as a stage of life: common terms related to aging and methods used to study aging --
Human longevity in historical perspective --
Comparative aging, geriatric functional assessment, aging and disease --
Cellular senescence, cell death, and transgenic mouse models of aging --
Theories of life span and aging --
The nervous system: structural, biochemical, metabolic, and circulatory changes --
The nervous system: functional changes with aging --
Sensory systems: normal aging, disorders, and treatments of vision and hearing in humans --
The adrenals and pituitary-stress, adaptation, and longevity --
Female reproductive aging and menopause --
The ensemble male hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis --
The thyroid, parathyroid, and pineal glands --
The endocrine pancreas, obesity, and diffuse endocrine and chemical mediators --
The immune system --
Cardiovascular alternations with aging: atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease --
Lipids, lipoproteins, and atherosclerosis --
The pulmonary respiration, hematopoiesis, and erythrocytes --
The kidney, lower urinary tract, body fluids, and the prostate --
The gastrointestinal tract and the liver --
The skeleton, joints, and sketetal and cardiac muscles --
The skin --
Pharmacology and drug management in the elderly --
Healthful aging: nutrition and experimental strategies in dietary restriction --
Benefits of physical exercise --
Regenerative perspectives and assistive technologies.
Responsibility: edited by Paola S. Timiras.

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