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Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences > Physiology

Lipidomics in Health & Disease - Methods & Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Xiangdong Wang, Duojiao Wu, Huali Shen Lipidomics in Health & Disease - Methods & Application (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Xiangdong Wang, Duojiao Wu, Huali Shen
R3,499 R3,111 Discovery Miles 31 110 Save R388 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume covers the emerging area of science, Clinical Lipidomics, which is the application of lipidology to the understanding of physiological and pathophysiological changes of lipidomes, with a special focus on lipidomic profiles in human diseases. Lipidomics is widely used to map lipid molecular species in a biological system. Clinical lipidomic analysis has demonstrated the comprehensive characterization of molecular lipids in various severities, durations, and therapies as a critical tool in identification and validation of disease-specific biomarkers. This volume on Clinical Lipidomics will add to the literature and help advance the knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases.

Adenosine Receptors in Health and Disease (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Constance N. Wilson, S. Jamal Mustafa Adenosine Receptors in Health and Disease (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Constance N. Wilson, S. Jamal Mustafa
R11,198 R10,048 Discovery Miles 100 480 Save R1,150 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since their discovery approximately 25 years ago, adenosine receptors have now emerged as important novel molecular targets in disease and drug discovery. These proteins play important roles in the entire spectrum of disease from inflammation to immune suppression. Because of their expression on a number of different cell types and in a number of different organ systems they play important roles in specific diseases, including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson 's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer 's disease, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sepsis, and obesity. As a result of intense investigations into understanding the molecular structures and pharmacology of these proteins, new molecules have been synthesized that have high specificity for these proteins and are now entering clinical trials. These molecules will define the next new classes of drugs for a number of diseases with unmet medical needs.

Histamine in Inflammation (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Robin Thurmond Histamine in Inflammation (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Robin Thurmond
R4,222 Discovery Miles 42 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The year 2010 marks the centennial for the identification of histamine and the first glimpse of its many physiological functions. From these initial findings a rich tapestry of research has uncovered roles for histamine in almost every physiological process with new findings emerging every year. These diverse roles of histamine have made for fertile ground for the discovery of novel therapeutics, and these drugs have been so successful that the term "antihistamine" has entered the common lexicon. This volume is an attempt to give a snapshot in time as to the current understanding of the role of histamine in just one important therapeutic area-inflammation. The first three chapters provide some background context for the rest of the book starting out with a historical perspective by Figueroa and Shankley. Bongers et al provide an overview of the pharmacology of the four histamine receptors and the chapter by Hiroshi Ohtsu describes how histamine is synthesized as well as the insights derived from mice where this synthesis is disrupted. The next several chapters discuss disease areas where histamine is known to be involved. Chapter 4 by Thomas Taylor-Clark outlines the role of histamine in allergic rhinitis, an area were antihistamines are commonly used. This is also true for ocular allergy as discussed by Ohbayashi et al. Both of these chapters highlight aspects of these conditions that are still not well-controlled and suggest the utility of new antihistamines targeting other histamine receptors.

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) - From Biological Basis to Clinical Significance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) - From Biological Basis to Clinical Significance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Takeo Kubota, Hideoki Fukuoka
R3,348 R2,767 Discovery Miles 27 670 Save R581 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), a new medical concept that demonstrates that various adult diseases start in the fetal period. It discusses our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of DOHaD, including gene body epigenetics and non-coding RNA, and comprehensively examines diseases such type 2 diabetes, a well known as standard DOHaD-associated disease, as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension and neurodevelopmental disorders. It argues that most adult diseases start at a very early stage, such as in the fetal and neonatal periods, and that earlier prevention and intervention would result in better outcomes for adult diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiac disorders, which are increasing in both developed and developing countries. The book appeals to obstetricians and pediatricians, as well as physicians who treat adult patients, wanting to understand the origins of diseases.

Angiogenesis - An Integrative Approach from Science to Medicine (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): William D. Figg, Judah Folkman Angiogenesis - An Integrative Approach from Science to Medicine (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
William D. Figg, Judah Folkman
R5,804 R4,616 Discovery Miles 46 160 Save R1,188 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dr. Judah Folkman is considered the "father of angiogenesis." Because of Folkman's discovery and research, the possibilities of angiogenic therapy have broadened beyond cancer to many noncancerous diseases. Angiogenesis: An Integrative Approach from Science to Medicine is a comprehensive, concise summary of tumor angiogenesis. It is an up-to-date and authoritative reference for the angiogenesis field as it relates to oncology. This book represents the first collection in a volume of which Folkman is co-editor. Folkman has authored nearly 400 original papers and more than 100 book chapters.

The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution - A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood (Paperback): Aviva... The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution - A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood (Paperback)
Aviva Romm
R345 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R82 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Yale-trained, board-certified family physician with a specialty in women's health and obstetrics delivers a proven 28-day program to heal the overwhelmed, overloaded systems, and prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms affecting the vast majority of women today. Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions-for years, health practitioners have commonly viewed each as individual health problems resulting from a patient's genetic bad luck, poor lifestyle choices, or lack of willpower. Patients, too, have turned to different doctors to alleviate their specific symptoms: an endocrinologist for a thyroid problem; a gynecologist for hormonal issues; an internist for weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure; a rheumatologist for joint problems, and even to therapists or psychologists. While these ailments may seem unrelated, Dr. Aviva Romm contends that they are intrinsically connected by what she calls Survival Overdrive Syndrome, a condition that occurs when the body becomes overloaded. SOS can result from childhood survival patterns or adult life stressors that are compounded by foods we eat, toxins in our environment, viral infections, lack of sleep, disrupted gut microflora, and even prescribed medications. Two of the systems most affected are the adrenal system and the thyroid, which control mood, hormones, inflammation, immunity, energy, weight, will power, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, sleep, and a host of other bodily functions. When these systems become overwhelmed they lead to symptoms that can develop into full blow illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and heart disease-all of which have medically provable origins in SOS. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution explains SOS, how it impacts our bodies and can lead to illness, and most importantly, offers a drug-free cure developed through Dr. Romm's research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients. In as little as two weeks, you can lose excess weight, discover increased energy, improve sleep, and feel better. With The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, you can rescue your metabolism, hormones, mind and mood-and achieve long-lasting health.

Manual of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Paperback, 5th edition): Norman Lavin Manual of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Paperback, 5th edition)
Norman Lavin
R1,410 R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Save R147 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ideal for all health care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, or refer patients with endocrine disease or disorders, Manual of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Fifth Edition , brings together nearly 150 global authorities who share their knowledge and expertise on endocrine disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Using a concise outline format, this thoroughly updated manual presents clinical information and protocols needed in everyday practice, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Succinct chapters and an abundance of tables and diagrams make complex information easy to find and understand. Includes coverage of fundamental understandings and treatment modalities as well as recent therapies, new methods of treatment, new understandings of endocrine physiology, and new surgical approaches to disease states Covers evaluation, pathophysiology, management, and treatment at every age of life, along with short- and long-term goals of reversibility and prevention New chapters include transgender medicine, flushing and sweating, nasal administration of hormones, the growth plate, as well as traumatic brain injury and hypopituitarism New topics include galactorrhea; preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management following pituitary surgery; growth hormone in adults, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypercalcemic crisis, parathyroid hormone-related protein, congenital hyperinsulinism, and hypokalemic periodic and non-periodic paralysis New and expanded coverage of diabetes mellitus includes hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure, glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycemia, C-peptide, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, the artificial pancreas, glycated proteins, inhaled insulin, and the application of stem cells in diabetes mellitus Serves as an excellent resource for board preparation, as well as a concise daily reference for endocrinologists, general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others who see patients with primary or underlying endocrine disease Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s ), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone Easily convert to audiobook , powering your content with natural language text-to-speech Adapt for unique reading needs , supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more

Mastering Diabetes - The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resist (Hardcover): Cyrus Khambatta Mastering Diabetes - The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resist (Hardcover)
Cyrus Khambatta
R620 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Netter's Essential Physiology (Paperback, 2nd edition): Susan Mulroney, Adam Myers Netter's Essential Physiology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Susan Mulroney, Adam Myers
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Grasp key concepts quickly with the visual, concise, and clinical approach to physiology found in this second edition of Netter's Essential Physiology. Lucid prose combines with classic Netter art, clinical correlations, "light bulb" side notes, end-of-chapter questions, and brand-new videos to ensure a complete understanding of these complex concepts. Logically written and highly readable, it's ideal for a basic understanding of physiology, as an overview of the subject, or as a supplement to lectures. You may also be interested in: Netter's Physiology Flash Cards: ISBN 978-0-323-35954-2, the companion flash cards to this book. Beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject. Self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter serve to expedite study. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, 8 animations, and new video tutorials. You'll also be able to test your knowledge with additional multiple-choice questions. A brand-new chapter on blood provides increased coverage of immunology. Additional "light bulb" boxes highlight interesting memorable details or examples providing enhanced context. A greater number of clinical correlations integrate pathophysiology into the content. New video tutorials explain difficult concepts and help to reinforce comprehension of the material.

Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology - Mosby Physiology Series (Paperback, 3rd edition): Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph P.Y.... Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology - Mosby Physiology Series (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph P.Y. Kao, Donald R. Matteson
R931 R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Save R100 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gain a foundational understanding of complex physiology concepts with this thoroughly revised text. Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of these multi-faceted areas in a clear and concise manner. It helps bridge the gap between basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and neuroscience, and organ and systems physiology, providing the rich, clinically oriented coverage needed to master the latest concepts in neuroscience and how cells function in health and disease. Helps you easily master the material in a systems-based curriculum with learning objectives, Clinical Concept boxes, highlighted key words and concepts, chapter summaries, self-study questions, and a comprehensive exam. Focuses on clinical implications with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Provides a solid depiction of transport processes?an integral topic often treated superficially in other cell biology texts. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Complete the Mosby Physiology Series! Systems-based and portable, these titles are ideal for integrated programs. White, Harrison, & Mehlmann: Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology Johnson: Gastrointestinal Physiology Koeppen & Stanton: Renal Physiology Cloutier: Respiratory Physiology Pappano & Weir: Cardiovascular Physiology Hudnall: Hematology: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Medical Physiology (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep Medical Physiology (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep
R2,688 R2,345 Discovery Miles 23 450 Save R343 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For a comprehensive understanding of human physiology - from molecules to systems -turn to the latest edition of Medical Physiology. This updated textbook is known for its unparalleled depth of information, equipping students with a solid foundation for a future in medicine and healthcare, and providing clinical and research professionals with a reliable go-to reference. Complex concepts are presented in a clear, concise, and logically organized format to further facilitate understanding and retention. Clear, didactic illustrations visually present processes in a clear, concise manner that is easy to understand. Intuitive organization and consistent writing style facilitates navigation and comprehension. Takes a strong molecular and cellular approach that relates these concepts to human physiology and disease. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text with thorough hyperlinking, images, 10 animations, and copious linkout notes prepared by the Editors. An increased number of clinical correlations provides a better understanding of the practical applications of physiology in medicine. Highlights new breakthroughs in molecular and cellular processes, such as the role of epigenetics, necroptosis, and ion channels in physiologic processes, to give insights into human development, growth, and disease. Several new authors offer fresh perspectives in many key sections of the text, and meticulous editing makes this multi-authored resource read with one unified voice. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should online access to the web site be discontinued.

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Jonathan Slack Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Jonathan Slack
R127 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R9 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The topic of stem cells has been very high profile in the media in recent years. There is much public interest in stem cells but also much confusion and misinformation, with some companies already offering 'stem cell products' and bogus 'stem cell therapies'. In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathan Slack introduces stem cells; what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they might be used in future. Despite important advances, clinical applications of stem cells are still in their infancy. Most real stem cell therapy today is some form of bone marrow transplantation. Slack introduces stem cells by explaining the difference between embryonic stem cells, which exist only in laboratory cultures, and tissue-specific stem cells, which exist in our bodies. Embryonic stem cells can become any cell type in the body, so diseases that may in future be treated by functional cells derived from these sorts of stem cell include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, heart disease, and spinal trauma. He then goes on to discuss the properties of tissue-specific stem cells and the important technique of bone marrow transplantation. Slack concludes by analysing how medical innovation has occurred in this area in the past, and draws out some of the lessons for the development of new therapies in the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Study Guide for Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body (Paperback, 11th edition): Kerry L Hull, Barbara Janson... Study Guide for Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body (Paperback, 11th edition)
Kerry L Hull, Barbara Janson Cohen
R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Study Guide is the ideal companion to the Eleventh Edition of Memmler's Structure and Function of the Human Body, the acclaimed classic text for anatomy and physiology. Following the text's organization chapter by chapter, the Study Guide offers a full complement of self-study aids to engage students in learning and enable them to assess and build their knowledge as they advance through the text. Most importantly, it allows them to get the most out of their study time, with a variety of exercises that meet the needs of all types of learners. Self-study aids include all-new illustrations, chapter overviews, writing exercises, coloring and labeling exercises, concept maps, practical application scenarios, matching exercises, short-essay questions, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-false questions, and more. --Chapter overviews --Writing exercises --Coloring and labeling exercises --Concept maps --Practical application scenarios --Matching exercises --Short-essay questions --Multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true-false questions --Information on real-life anatomy and physiology in action and updates on current research trials and applications. --Answers to the Study Guide are in the Instructor's Manual that accompanies the text as well as on thePoint site for the main text.

Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover): Christie Aschwanden Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover)
Christie Aschwanden
R624 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R114 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps's "cupping" ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?

Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition (Loose-leaf, Seventh Edition): W. Larry... Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition (Loose-leaf, Seventh Edition)
W. Larry Kenney, Jack Wilmore, David L. Costill
R1,909 Discovery Miles 19 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the loose-leaf version of Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, which offers students a lower-priced printed version of the text. Other binding options are also available. Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, continues its legacy as a top physiology textbook and favorite of instructors and students alike. Combining research with extensive visual aids, this resource offers a simple way for students to develop an understanding of the body's abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations, and to improve its physiological capacities. Written by a team of distinguished researchers, all past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, this seventh edition has been updated based on the most recent position stands, standards, and guidelines in the field of sport and exercise physiology. Throughout the text, updated photos join with the superb illustrations and medical artwork to clarify difficult concepts and illustrate how the body performs. Digital components found in the web study guide now include 26 animations that offer a dynamic way to experience physiological concepts, and 66 audio clips that provide explanations of complex physiological processes to aid students' understanding of important illustrations in the text. Leaders in the field discuss recent developments and real-world applications in 27 video clips to help students connect theoretical and practical concepts. Corresponding icons throughout the text notify students when digital elements are available to complement the materials. In addition to the expanded digital components, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Seventh Edition, features new and updated content based on the latest research in the field: Additional information on overtraining and exercise addiction Expanded content on fatigue and mobility in aging New sections on epigenetics, bioinformatics, and neuromuscular function New information on exercise genomics New Research Perspectives emphasizing emerging findings in the field, and a new Research Perspectives Finder to help students locate key content quickly Ease of reading has been the standout feature of this popular text. The seventh edition continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the complex relationship between human physiology and exercise while maintaining an engaging and student-friendly tone. Unique learning features paired with an accessible layout, including chapter-opening outlines and review boxes throughout each chapter, will help students focus on the major concepts addressed. Study questions and a list of key terms at the end of the chapter increase students' opportunities for recall and self-testing. A comprehensive glossary and lists of common abbreviations and conversions provide easy reference for students as they complete labs and assignments. To foster an enriched learning experience, both students and instructors can take advantage of the web-based ancillaries that accompany the text. In addition to animations, videos, and audio clips, the web study guide includes comprehension quizzes to provide immediate feedback to students on their knowledge retention as well as end-of-unit mastery checks that students can use for evaluating their progress. Instructors are provided with access to an instructor guide, test package, ready-to-use chapter quizzes, and a presentation package plus image bank. The presentation package includes PowerPoint slides with key points and content, which can be modified to suit a variety of class structures. An image bank features all of the graphics, artwork, and content photos from the text for easy insertion into tests, quizzes, handouts, and other course materials. Digital extras-composed of the animations, videos, and audio clips that students find in the web study guide-bolster comprehension of challenging concepts. Physiology of Sport and Exercise has been a pivotal textbook of the engaging field of exercise physiology. Through dynamic and interactive learning activities, easy-to-follow layouts, and research-oriented content enriched with visual supplements, students and instructors will find this an invaluable resource for their continued education.

Cellular Physiology and Metabolism of Physical Exercise (Hardcover, 2012): Livio Luzi Cellular Physiology and Metabolism of Physical Exercise (Hardcover, 2012)
Livio Luzi
R3,146 Discovery Miles 31 460 Out of stock

The book covers areas of cellular physiology and metabolism that are of interest to scientists involved in research in diabetes and metabolic diseases. Some chapters of the book are specifically research-oriented, as all the authors are actively practicing either bench or clinical research in the area. Nonetheless, since the work is fully comprehensive of the discipline, it is also suitable for university classes of graduate and undergraduate students. In particular, the book discusses classical aspects of cellular physiology and the metabolism of physical exercise, as well as novel topics like exercise in transplantation and exercise in beta-cell failure, which mark the frontiers of research in sport-related sciences and research. Exercise physiologists, biologists and physicians are the specific professional and academic targets of this work. The team of authors together with the editor are world-renowned experts in the field of physiology and metabolism applied to sport sciences.

The Story of the Human Body - Evolution, Health and Disease (Paperback): Daniel Lieberman The Story of the Human Body - Evolution, Health and Disease (Paperback)
Daniel Lieberman 1
R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In The Story of the Human Body, Daniel Lieberman, Professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard, shows how we need to change our world to fit our hunter-gatherer bodies This ground-breaking book of popular science explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometres a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal to spend much of your time nursing, napping, making stone tools, and gossiping with a small band of people. Our 21st-century lifestyles, argues Daniel Lieberman, are out of synch with our stone-age bodies. Never have we been so healthy and long-lived - but never, too, have we been so prone to a slew of problems that were, until recently, rare or unknown, from asthma, to diabetes, to - scariest of all - overpopulation. The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. How is the present-day state of the human body related to the past? And what is the human body's future? 'Monumental. The Story of the Human Body, by one of our leading experts, takes us on an epic voyage' - Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish 'Riveting, enlightening, and more than a little frightening' - Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run Daniel Lieberman is the Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and a leader in the field. He has written nearly 100 articles, many appearing in the journals Nature and Science, and his cover story on barefoot running in Nature was picked up by major media the world over. His research and discoveries have been highlighted in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Discover, and National Geographic.

E-Z Anatomy and Physiology (Paperback, Third Edition): Barbara Krumhardt, I. Edward Alcamo E-Z Anatomy and Physiology (Paperback, Third Edition)
Barbara Krumhardt, I. Edward Alcamo
R399 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R102 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The authors of E-Z Anatomy and Physiology present an extensive review of the human body's structural framework and describe how it functions. Each of 23 chapters covers a separate system of the body and includes review questions with answers. The book is filled with charts, diagrams, and instructive line illustrations. Books in Barron's new E-Z series are enhanced and updated editions of Barron's older, highly popular Easy Way books. New cover designs reflect the brand-new interior layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help make learning E-Z in a variety of subjects. Barron's E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students' grades in skill levels that range between senior high school and college-101 standards.

Biomechanics - Optimization, Uncertainties and Reliability (Hardcover): Ghias Kharmanda, Abdelkhalak El Hami Biomechanics - Optimization, Uncertainties and Reliability (Hardcover)
Ghias Kharmanda, Abdelkhalak El Hami
R2,971 Discovery Miles 29 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, the authors present in detail several recent methodologies and algorithms that they developed during the last fifteen years. The deterministic methods account for uncertainties through empirical safety factors, which implies that the actual uncertainties in materials, geometry and loading are not truly considered. This problem becomes much more complicated when considering biomechanical applications where a number of uncertainties are encountered in the design of prosthesis systems. This book implements improved numerical strategies and algorithms that can be applied to biomechanical studies.

Anatomy 101 - From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works (Hardcover): Kevin Langford Anatomy 101 - From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works (Hardcover)
Kevin Langford
R299 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R88 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An all-in-one guide to the human body! Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a compelling lesson in anatomy. Covering every aspect of anatomical development and physiology, each chapter details the different parts of the human body, how systems are formed, and disorders that could disrupt bodily functions. You'll unravel the mysteries of anatomy with unique, accessible elements like: Detailed charts of each system in the body Illustrations of cross sections Unique profiles of the most influential figures in medical history From cell chemistry to the respiratory system, Anatomy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining facts that you can't get anywhere else!

Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health (Hardcover, New): Stig Bengmark Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health (Hardcover, New)
Stig Bengmark; Edited by J.P.F. D'Mello; Contributions by R. Caldwell, M. Conway, Ekrem Dere, …
R3,429 Discovery Miles 34 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human health issues relating to amino acids are extremely broad and include metabolic disorders of amino acid metabolism as well as their presence in food and use as supplements. This book covers the biochemistry of amino acid metabolism in the context of health and disease. It discusses their use as food supplements, in clinical therapy and nutritional support and focuses on major recent developments, highlighting new areas of research that will be needed to sustain further interest in the field.

Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology (Paperback): Tommy Boone Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology (Paperback)
Tommy Boone
R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent times, the ASEP (American Society of Exercise Physiologists) leaders have developed and implemented academic standards to promote professionalism in academic programs throughout the U.S. The effort represents a significant change in the scope and the monitoring of the exercise physiologists' accountability. Through these new standards, all academic exercise physiologists are challenged by ASEP to accept responsibility for promoting the professionalization and self-regulation that will lead to lead to improved client and patient care when prescribing exercise medicine. Accreditation helps to reduce unnecessary variation within and between academic programs. Moreover, given the collaborative improvement in academic programs and faculty responsibility to the undergraduate students, the quality of their educational care will be significantly improved. Academic exercise physiologists must take responsibility for where exercise physiology is today and take responsibility to the evolving state of exercise physiology and student market-driven career opportunities in exercise medicine. Advancing the Profession of Exercise Physiology provides understanding and guidance on the importance and the significance of academic leadership in promoting the profession of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession that is founded on professionalism, accreditation, ethical practice, and entrepreneurial skills. This new volume examines the ethical need for professionalism in exercise physiology, which is, in turn, imperative for future growth and sustainability.

Adhesion-GPCRs - Structure to Function (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Simon Yona, Martin Stacey Adhesion-GPCRs - Structure to Function (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Simon Yona, Martin Stacey
R4,240 Discovery Miles 42 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Upon completion of the human genome project over 800 G protein-coupled receptor 1 (GPCR) genes, subdivided into five categories, were identified. These receptors sense a diverse array of stimuli, including peptides, ions, lipid analogues, light and odour, in a discriminating fashion. Subsequently, they transduce a signal from the ligand-receptor complex into numerous cellular responses. The importance of GPCRs is further reflected in the fact that they constitute the most common target for therapeutic drugs across a 2 wide range of human disorders. Phylogenetic analysis of GPCRs produced the GRAFS classification system, which subdivides GPCRs into five discrete families: glutamate, rhodopsin, adhesion, frizzled/taste2 and secretin receptors. The adhesion-GPCR family 2 can be further subdivided into eight groups. The field of adhesion-GPCR biology has indeed become large enough to require a volume dedicated solely to this field. The contributors to this book have made a courageous effort to address the key concepts of adhesion-GPCR biology, including the evolution and biochemistry of adhesion-GPCRs; there are extensive discussions on the functional nature of these receptors during development, the immune response and tumourgenesis. Finally, there are chapters dedicated to adhesion-GPCR signalling, an area of intense investigation.

Jaws - The Story of a Hidden Epidemic (Hardcover): Paul Ehrlich, Paul R. Ehrlich Jaws - The Story of a Hidden Epidemic (Hardcover)
Paul Ehrlich, Paul R. Ehrlich
R568 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways? Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws will change your life. Every parent should read this book.

Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Kevin T. Patton Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kevin T. Patton
R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Make learning anatomy and physiology easier with this practical handbook. Written in an engaging and informal style, this resource provides supportive hints that can be used throughout the course. Starting with some basic study survival skills, the book proceeds to help you identify and understand common structures and functions of the body using tools such as anatomical maps, functional diagrams, summary tables, analogies, and other learning aids. Plan a Learning Strategy section helps you study more effectively by showing how to tailor your learning activities to suit your learning style. Part 2: Maps, Charts, and Shortcuts breaks the subject of A&P into six sections, so you can quickly find the information you need in an easy-to-read and understand format. Mnemonic devices and memorable analogies help you remember A&P concepts with ease. Specific test-taking strategies help you prepare for and pass exams. Instructions on how to read your A&P textbook lead to greater comprehension. Dozens of tables make it easy to access the A&P facts you need to remember on the skeletal system, muscles, nerves, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, and more. NEW! Know the Language chapter focuses on strategies for mastering medical terminology. UPDATED information includes more on digital-based learning strategies, more examples, and additional study tips to develop skills in mastering pronunciation, dealing with test anxiety, using flashcards, and more. New analogies and tips help you make deeper connections between challenging A&P concepts and the real world, including What's a Gradient?, Bone Names Have Meaning, Mnemonics to Help You Learn Bone Structures, and more. NEW! What to Do If You Get Lost chapter offers advice on getting back on track from Kevin Patton, whose enthusiasm, humor, and special insights have guided many students through the A&P wilderness. New cartoons and illustrated tables simplify facts and concepts relating to topics such as tissues, joint movements, regions of the brain, and more. New appendices on common abbreviations and word parts make it easy to look up prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and more.

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