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Rapid Review Biochemistry - With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Paperback, 3rd edition): John W. Pelley, Edward F. Goljan Rapid Review Biochemistry - With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Paperback, 3rd edition)
John W. Pelley, Edward F. Goljan
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get the most from your study time, and experience a realistic USMLE simulation with Rapid Review Biochemistry, 3rd Edition, by Drs. John W. Pelley, and Edward F. Goljan. This new reference in the highly rated Rapid Review Series is formatted as a bulleted outline with photographs, tables, and figures that address all the biochemistry information you need to know for the USMLE. And with Student Consult functionality, you can become familiar with the look and feel of the actual exam by taking a timed or a practice online test that includes 350 USMLE-style questions. Author, John Pelley, wins 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award John Pelley PhD, an associate author of two popular medical review titles, Rapid Review Biochemistry, and Elsevier's Integrated Review Biochemistry has won the 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The award was established by the AOA medical honor society in 1988 to recognize faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education. He is nationally known for applying concept mapping, a learning technique that focuses on building patterns and relationships to concepts, to medical education. Review the most current information with completely updated chapters, images, and questions. Profit from the guidance of series editor, Dr. Edward Goljan, a well-known author of medical review books, who reviewed and edited every question. Take a timed or a practice test online with more than 350 USMLE-style questions and full rationales for why every possible answer is right or wrong. Access all the information you need to know quickly and easily with a user-friendly, two-color outline format that includes High-Yield Margin Notes. Study and take notes more easily with the new, larger page size. Practice with a new testing platform on USMLE Consult that gives you a realistic review experience and fully prepares you for the exam.

The Digestive System - Systems of the Body Series (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margaret E. Smith, Dion G. Morton The Digestive System - Systems of the Body Series (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margaret E. Smith, Dion G. Morton
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an integrated textbook on the digestive system, covering the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the system, all presented in a clinically relevant context appropriate for the first two years of the medical student course.One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series. Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses. The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.

Photoreceptors - Physiology, Types & Abnormalities (Hardcover, New): Eiji Akutagawa, Kazuo Ozaki Photoreceptors - Physiology, Types & Abnormalities (Hardcover, New)
Eiji Akutagawa, Kazuo Ozaki
R4,101 Discovery Miles 41 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Photoreceptors are nerve end organs or receptors that are sensitive to light. In the retina of the eye, the outer limbs of rods and cones make up the photoreceptor layer. This book presents topical research in the study of the physiology, types and abnormalities of photoreceptors. Topics include the mechanisms for tuning a photoreceptor's spectral sensitivity; foveal microstructure observed by optical coherence tomography; the caudal photoreceptor in the crayfish and quantum catches and photoreceptors.

Eosinophils - Structure, Biological Properties & Role in Disease (Hardcover, New): Garry M Walsh Eosinophils - Structure, Biological Properties & Role in Disease (Hardcover, New)
Garry M Walsh
R4,213 Discovery Miles 42 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The eosinophil is an enigmatic cell with a continuing ability to fascinate. In this book, experts in the field of eosinophil biology comprehensively update our knowledge on the human eosinophil in health and disease. Topics discussed include a synopsis of eosinophil characteristics, properties and role in disease. Important information on how eosinophils release their potent and toxic granule proteins will be covered and how these basic proteins give rise to pathologies including issues such as the function of the nerves.

Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology - The Science of Exercise Training and Performance Nutrition (Paperback, 2nd edition):... Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology - The Science of Exercise Training and Performance Nutrition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Robert Murray, W. Larry Kenney
R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Science comes to life with Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, Second Edition. Taking an application-based approach, supported by vivid medical illustrations, this book provides students and health and fitness professionals with a simple and straightforward way to learn the fundamentals of human physiology, metabolism, and nutrition. Intricate physiological processes responsible for how the body responds and adapts to physical activity are described in an accessible manner so that readers can easily select appropriate training programs and explain them to others. Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, is complemented by medical artwork that puts these complex systems into a digestible visual context. These systems are then applied to real-world practice and training principles that are beneficial to specific body systems to achieve the desired results. Part I of Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, reviews human physiology fundamentals, including muscles and muscle adaptation, bioenergetics, and the cardiorespiratory system. Part II applies these scientific concepts to training programs designed for specific fitness goals. These goals include weight loss and improvements in strength and muscle mass, speed and power, and aerobic endurance. Part III of the text outlines special considerations for training with pregnant women and children as well as older adults. This part also includes exercise adjustments for changes in temperature and altitude. The second edition of Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology features new content on trending fitness concepts such as HIIT, periodization, and detraining. The text also provides several useful tools for practical application: Fun facts and sidebars examine current topics and engage readers with additional content about the human body's response to training. At the end of each chapter, summary statements and review questions highlight essential information. Performance Nutrition Spotlights offer advice and tips on using nutrition to support adaptations and improve performance. The Index of Common Questions From Clients section collects the most common inquiries from clients and points to the corresponding chapter where each of those topics is covered, helping readers to quickly access the information. Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, contains all the information students and fitness professionals need to understand the connection between physiology and exercise. Readers will gain confidence in designing exercise programs for various populations and in their ability to explain to clients how each exercise and movement will help them achieve their goals.

Biomechanical Variables in Assessment of Fracture Risk (Paperback): Jaroslava Wendlova Biomechanical Variables in Assessment of Fracture Risk (Paperback)
Jaroslava Wendlova
R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the result of several years of intensive study and systematic research work. It brings abroad a current view of the problems of osteoporosis in Slovakia. For Slovak physicians it presents an opportunity of a deeper and wider insight of knowledge in the field of applied biomechanics in musculoskeletal medicine. It also examines the importance of biomechanics in clinical medicine.

Measuring Walking - A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis (Paperback): Richard W. Baker Measuring Walking - A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analysis (Paperback)
Richard W. Baker
R1,377 Discovery Miles 13 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a practical guide to instrumented clinical gait analysis covering all aspects of routine service provision. It reinforces what is coming to be regarded as the conventional approach to clinical gait analysis. Data capture, processing and biomechanical interpretation are all described with an emphasis on ensuring high quality results. There are also chapters on how to set up and maintain clinical gait analysis services and laboratories. The book aims to describe the theoretical basis of gait analysis in conceptual terms. It then builds on this to give practical advice on how to perform the full spectrum of tasks that comprise contemporary clinical gait analysis. Readership - Professionals from either a clinical or technical background working within clinical gait analysis services. - The extensive sections on data capture and processing will also be invaluable for those using gait analysis for research purposes. - Clinicians receiving gait analysis reports and particularly those who base clinical decisions upon gait analysis results (e.g. orthopaedic surgeons) will find it useful in understanding where the data comes from and how it can be interpreted. - Physiotherapists

Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine (Hardcover): A. Giustina, J.P. Bilezikian Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine (Hardcover)
A. Giustina, J.P. Bilezikian; Series edited by Ezio Ghigo, Federica Guaraldi
R3,758 R3,234 Discovery Miles 32 340 Save R524 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent today not only among the elderly but pervasively throughout all ages of life.This is due, in part, to systemic diseases that affect vitamin D metabolism, to changes in lifestyle, such as insufficient exposure to sunlight, and to increased use of sunscreen. Apart from the obvious effects of vitamin D deficiency on skeletal metabolism, the problem is assuming even greater significance because observational and interventional studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. This book addresses a variety of important issues that have emerged from this fast-moving area of clinical medicine. The topics include assays of vitamin D and its binding protein, effects on aging and associated complications, primary and secondary states of altered parathyroid hormone secretion, vitamin D in the growing years of children and adolescents, nutritional requirements, and vitamin D as it relates to systemic disorders such as diabetes mellitus. Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine aims to offer new insights, in an evidence-based way, on important issues related to vitamin D. It is written for general practitioners and internists, as well as for endocrinologists, nutritionists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, and oncologists.

Handbook on Oxidative Stress - New Research (Hardcover, New): Adolfo M. Reyes, Cristobal D. Contreras Handbook on Oxidative Stress - New Research (Hardcover, New)
Adolfo M. Reyes, Cristobal D. Contreras
R7,618 Discovery Miles 76 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents new research in the study of oxidative stress. Topics discussed include pharmacological treatments in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury; oxidative stress in neurodenegerative disorders, hyptertension, and the cardiovascular system; the role of antioxidant supplementation in ischemic stroke; mitochondria at the crossroads of cancer and oxidative stress; and the influence of aerobic exercise training on postprandial oxidative stress.

Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology - Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management (Hardcover, 8th edition):... Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology - Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Jerome F. Strauss, Robert L Barbieri
R4,926 R4,071 Discovery Miles 40 710 Save R855 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Jerome F. Strauss III, Robert L. Barbieri, and Antonio R. Gargiulo, keeps you up to date with the latest information on the diagnosis and management of the full range of female and male reproductive disorders. This cornerstone text thoroughly covers both basic science and clinical practice, making it a one-stop reference for all reproductive issues, including impaired fertility, infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, problems of sexual development, menstrual disturbances, fibroids, endometriosis, female and male reproductive aging, fertility preservation, assisted reproduction technologies including ovarian stimulation and ovulation induction, transgender hormonal treatment, and contraception. Every chapter has been completely revised and updated to reflect important changes in this fast-moving field. Covers key topics such as the role of genetics in reproductive endocrinology, environmental factors in reproductive endocrinology, and recent advances in surgical procedures. Features full-color, high-quality illustrations that clearly depict basic anatomic structures, endocrine processes, and cell function and dysfunction. Provides the knowledge and expertise of global experts who draw on the latest developments in the field to keep you abreast of current science and practice in endocrinology. Coverage includes molecular, cellular, and genetic concepts and their relevance to pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy. Features new bulleted lists under major headings in each chapter for quick, at-a-glance summaries of every section. Includes a new online video library that highlights surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, and functional ultrasound imaging. Videos cover Disorders of Sex Development, Endometriosis, Benign Uterine Disorders, Gamete and Embryo Manipulation, and Fertility Preservation. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist (Paperback): Daniel J. Schneck Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist (Paperback)
Daniel J. Schneck
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Providing need-to-know information about the human body for music therapists, this book covers the elements of anatomy and physiology that are of particular relevance to clinical practice. Addressing both the structure and function of the human body, the material is presented with the music therapist in mind. Particular attention is paid to the role of music in affecting responses from the organ systems, including the senses, the endocrine glands, the immune system, the musculo-skeletal system, the nervous systems and the vestibular system. Dr Schneck also uses accessible musical metaphors to explain complex biological information. Emphasising the symbiotic relationship between music and the body, this book reveals how an understanding of this relationship can help music therapists to practice more effectively, and will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.

Encyclopedia of Cell Biology (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Ralph A. Bradshaw, Philip D. Stahl Encyclopedia of Cell Biology (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Ralph A. Bradshaw, Philip D. Stahl
R34,459 Discovery Miles 344 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Encyclopedia of Cell Biology offers a broad overview of cell biology, offering reputable, foundational content for researchers and students across the biological and medical sciences. This important work includes 285 articles from domain experts covering every aspect of cell biology, with fully annotated figures, abundant illustrations, videos, and references for further reading. Each entry is built with a layered approach to the content, providing basic information for those new to the area and more detailed material for the more experienced researcher. With authored contributions by experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology provides a fully cross-referenced, one-stop resource for students, researchers, and teaching faculty across the biological and medical sciences.

Human Cytosolic Sulfotransferases (Hardcover): Gian Maria Pacifici, Michael W. H. Coughtrie Human Cytosolic Sulfotransferases (Hardcover)
Gian Maria Pacifici, Michael W. H. Coughtrie
R5,775 Discovery Miles 57 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The existence of multiple sulfotransferases (SULTS) was first discovered in 1958. Since then, any attempts to create a comprehensive text dedicated to sulfation and sulfotransferases have been rare and, thanks to rapid advances in molecular biology and biochemistry, quickly outdated. However, those advances have permitted an accelerated understanding of human sulfotransferase activity and with it the creation of a growing database on sulfotransferases that, until now, has remained scattered in the literature.
Human Cytosolic Sulfotransferases serves an important function by the mere feat of culling the information from the literature to present an up-to-date summary of the field. Fortunately, the editors have gone a step further in providing us with a multidisciplinary overview of human sulfotransferases, covering not only basic biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, but also exploring current clinical uses involving pharmacology, enzymology, and environmental toxicology.
The book's thirteen chapters, written by some of the most renowned scientists in the field, address the huge diversity of topics that are impacted by sulfation. Included are discussions that move from general nomenclature and structure to molecular cloning of human cytosolic sulfotransferases, and sulfate conjugation in pharmocogenetics and pharmacogenomics. Entire chapters focus on sulfotransferases in the human fetus and neonate, sulfation of thyroid hormones, as well as estrogen sulfotransferases in breast cancer and the activation/inactivation of carcinogens and mutagens by human sulfotransferases.

Inflammatory Pathways in Diabetes - Biomarkers and Clinical Correlates (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Michael Pugia Inflammatory Pathways in Diabetes - Biomarkers and Clinical Correlates (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Michael Pugia
R4,058 R3,386 Discovery Miles 33 860 Save R672 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses recent advances in new anti- and pro-inflammatory pathways in diabetic disease, and identifies new diagnostic immunological methods that offer potential companion diagnostics for diabetic diseases. New methods in proteomics, mass spectroscopy, immunological assay design, measurement of cellular signal transduction and protease inhibition are used to clarify new biochemical pathways. Biomarker validation in animal models and correlations in humans for diagnostic clinical trials shed new light on the impact of diabetic diseases. The book reviews current understanding of inflammatory pathways in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, nephritis and other diabetic inflammatory conditions, and is the first to describe the impact of novel adipokines, protease inhibitors and complement markers. By presenting new methodologies for biomarker discovery, it provides a valuable resource for researchers studying clinical diagnosis, drug development, bio-analytical chemistry, proteomics and biochemistry. It is also useful for those conducting clinical and biological studies for targeted drug development. The methodologies and approaches can be applied to other markers, and the information will be helpful in the preparation of research grant applications.

Early Puberty 2016 - Latest Findings, Diagnosis, Treatment, Long-Term Outcome (Hardcover, 2016 ed.): Claire Bouvattier,... Early Puberty 2016 - Latest Findings, Diagnosis, Treatment, Long-Term Outcome (Hardcover, 2016 ed.)
Claire Bouvattier, Catherine Pienkowski
R2,740 R2,187 Discovery Miles 21 870 Save R553 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on the state of the art in fully grasping precocious puberty and its consequences, incorporating advances in the areas of endocrinology, genetics, imaging and therapeutics to offer an indispensable tool for all physicians interested in the latest advances in this field. The authors present the latest findings on early puberty in girls and boys. The dynamic process of maturation is influenced by many signals and reshapes growing children's role within their environment. Readers will benefit from the educational value and level of depth of the individual chapters; written by respected experts and in a self-contained format, they can also be read separately to address specific interests.

Cardiovascular Development - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2012): Xu Peng, Marc Antonyak Cardiovascular Development - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2012)
Xu Peng, Marc Antonyak
R3,643 R2,943 Discovery Miles 29 430 Save R700 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

sCongenital heart disease is the leading cause of infant death and affects approximately one in every 100 babies born in the United States. The study of cardiovascular development has acquired new momentum in last twenty years due to the advancement of modern molecular biology and new available equipments and techniques. In Cardiovascular Development: Methods and Protocols expert researchers in the field in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used in the field of cardiovascular development research. These include methods and technique for using different organisms for cardiovascular developmental research, using cell and molecular biology methods to study cardiovascular development, as well as other available techniques for cardiovascular development research. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology (TM) series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Cardiovascular Development: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists in understanding new state-of-the-art techniques in the field of cardiovascular development research including in vivo imaging and Bioinformatics.

Neuromechanics of Human Movement (Hardcover, Fifth Edition): Roger M. Enoka Neuromechanics of Human Movement (Hardcover, Fifth Edition)
Roger M. Enoka
R2,323 R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Save R254 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fifth Edition, draws on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics to explore how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion. This contemporary approach is much different from the traditional approach, which focuses solely on mechanics and does not consider the role of the sensorimotor system in the control of human movement. Authored by Roger Enoka, a widely recognized and esteemed scholar in neuromechanics, this influential text is an essential resource in biomechanics, motor learning, and applied physiology, making complex information accessible to students. With material based on updated research in the field, this fifth edition provides a scientific foundation to the study of human movement, and as such it uses precise terms and definitions when discussing ideas. An appendix showcases both the base and derived units of the metric system as well as other learning tools, including a glossary of terms and a comprehensive list of the equations presented throughout the text. The text includes 70 practical learning examples, giving students the opportunity to work through a variety of problems and explore current research and applications. Content is visually reinforced with 341 figures, including specific illustrations of the neuromechanics involved in sport and rehabilitation movements. References have been streamlined and moved to the end of each chapter to improve readability. And instructors will benefit from an image bank that includes most of the figures and tables from the text to use in course materials. Significant content updates in the fifth edition present information relevant for both research and clinical environments, including more contemporary examples throughout the text and a new chapter on movement analysis. The following are additional key changes: * New figures that highlight and clarify key points * New information on energy costs * Debunking the concept of motor unit types * Detailed information on the center of mass trajectory * Explanation of neuromodulation * Additional content on PET imaging to help examine activity intensity To encourage a comprehensive learning experience, this updated edition follows a logical progression where each part builds on the material from the previous section. It begins with an introduction to the biomechanical terms and concepts commonly used to describe movement, focusing on the relation between force and motion. Part II deals with the motor system and introduces essential concepts from neurophysiology required for understanding how movement is produced by the nervous system. Part III focuses on adaptability of the motor system, including the acute and chronic changes that can occur in response to deviations in an individual's level of physical activity. The fifth edition of Neuromechanics of Human Movement provides a scientific basis for the study of human movement while continuing to expand current knowledge in the fields of biomechanics and neurophysiology. By integrating these fields in a unique framework, this text offers professionals and students both valuable clinical information and inspiration to deepen their study of human movement.

Biomineralization - Medical Aspects of Solubility (Hardcover): Erich Konigsberger, LanChi Konigsberger Biomineralization - Medical Aspects of Solubility (Hardcover)
Erich Konigsberger, LanChi Konigsberger
R5,002 R4,692 Discovery Miles 46 920 Save R310 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title takes an interdisciplinary approach to the central role of solubility in pathological biomineralisation, ranging from traditional thermodynamics and kinetics to unusual concepts such as the PILP process. The scientific background and expertise of the contributors, ranges accordingly from solubility modelling and database development, renal stone and bone implant research, Mossbauer spectroscopy and structural chemistry to biochemistry and crystallisation. The chapters all have a quantitative, physico-chemical component rather than giving purely phenomenological descriptions. The contributors deal with aspects and concepts that have not previously been common in the study of pathological biomineralisation processes.

Foundation in Kinesiology & Biomechanics (Paperback): Samuels Foundation in Kinesiology & Biomechanics (Paperback)
Samuels
R1,664 R1,500 Discovery Miles 15 000 Save R164 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first step on your path to success Foundation in Kinesiology and Biomechanics and Kinesiology in Action work together to create a complete learning experience that builds the foundational knowledge you need to take the next step in your education. A reader friendly text, full-color videos and interactive exercises guide you every step of the way, making an often complex subject easier to understand and apply. Foundation in Kinesiology and Biomechanics Develop the must-have knowledge you need of basic joint structure and muscle action and their normal and pathologic functions. You'll focus on the science behind muscle function and movement and how groups of muscle together can contribute to function or dysfunction. This evidence-based approach prepares you to explore the principles of rehabilitation that facilitate movement, strength, and mobility.

Arterial Chemoreceptors in Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Chris Peers, Premkumar, Christopher Wyatt,... Arterial Chemoreceptors in Physiology and Pathophysiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Chris Peers, Premkumar, Christopher Wyatt, Estelle Gauda, Colin A. Nurse, …
R3,795 R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Save R670 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every three years, the International Society for Arterial Chemoreception (ISAC) arranges a Meeting to bring together all of the major International research groups investigating the general topic of oxygen sensing in health and disease, with a prime focus upon systemic level hypoxia and carotid body function. This volume summarises the proceedings of the XIXth meeting of the Society, held in Leeds, UK during the summer of 2014. As such this volume represents a unique collection of state of the art reviews and original, brief research articles covering all aspects of oxygen sensing, ranging from the molecular mechanisms of chemotransduction in oxygen sensing cells such as the carotid body type I cells, to the adverse, reflex cardiovascular outcomes arising from carotid body dysfunction as seen, for example, in heart failure or obstructive sleep apnoea. This volume will be of tremendous interest to basic scientists with an interest in the cellular and molecular biology of oxygen sensing and integrative, whole organism physiologists as well as physicians studying or treating the clinical cardiovascular consequences of carotid body dysfunction.

Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Robert M. Malina, Claude Bouchard, Oded Bar-Or Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Robert M. Malina, Claude Bouchard, Oded Bar-Or
R2,106 Discovery Miles 21 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of "Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity" has been expanded with almost 300 new pages of material, making it the most comprehensive text on the biological growth, maturation, physical performance, and physical activity of children and adolescents. The new edition retains all the best features of the original text, including the helpful outlines at the beginning of each chapter that allow students to review major concepts.

This edition features updates on basic content, expanded and modified chapters, and the latest research findings to meet the needs of upper undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and professionals working with children and young adults. The second edition also includes these new features:

-10 lab activities that encourage students to investigate subject matter outside of class and save teachers time

-A complete reference list at the end of each chapter

-Chapter-ending summaries to make the review process easy for students

-New chapters that contain updates on thermoregulation, methods for the assessment of physical activity, undernutrition, obesity, children with clinical conditions, and trends in growth and performance

-Discussions that span current problems in public health, such as the quantification of physical activity and energy expenditure, persistent undernutrition in developing countries, and the obesity epidemic in developed countriesThe authors are three of the world's foremost authorities on children's growth and development. In 29 chapters, they address introductory concepts and prenatal growth, postnatal growth, functional development, biological maturation, influencing factors in growth, maturation and development, and specific applications to public health and sport. In addition, secular trends in growth, maturation, and performance over the past 150 years are considered. You'll be able to recognize risk factors that may affect young athletes; you'll also be able to make informed decisions about appropriate physical activities, program delivery, and performance expectations.

"Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity, Second Edition, " covers many additional topics, including new techniques for the assessment of body composition, the latest advances in the study of skeletal muscle, the human genome, the hormonal regulation of growth and maturation, clarification of dietary reference intakes, and the study of risk factors for several adult diseases.

This is the only text to focus on the biological growth and maturation process of children and adolescents as it relates to physical activity and performance. With over 300 new pages of material, this text expertly builds on the successful first edition.

Organelle Contact Sites - From Molecular Mechanism to Disease (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Mitsuo Tagaya, Thomas Simmen Organelle Contact Sites - From Molecular Mechanism to Disease (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mitsuo Tagaya, Thomas Simmen
R4,390 R3,866 Discovery Miles 38 660 Save R524 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides the first comprehensive coverage of the quickly evolving research field of membrane contact sites (MCS). A total of 16 chapters explain their organization and role and unveil the significance of MCS for various diseases. MCS, the intracellular structures where organellar membranes come in close contact with one another, mediate the exchange of proteins, lipids, and ions. Via these functions, MCS are critical for the survival and the growth of the cell. Owing to that central role in the functioning of cells, MCS dysfunctions lead to important defects of human physiology, influence viral and bacterial infection, and cause disease such as inflammation, type II diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer. To approach such a multifaceted topic, this volume assembles a series of chapters dealing with the full array of research about MCS and their respective roles for diseases. Most chapters also introduce the history and the state of the art of MCS research, which will initiate discussion points for the respective types of MCS for years to come. This work will appeal to all cell biologists as well as researchers on diseases that are impacted by MCS dysfunction. Additionally, it will stimulate graduate students and postdocs who will energize, drive, and develop the research field in the near future.

Bodyweight Strength Training - 12 Weeks to Build Muscle and Burn Fat (Paperback): Jay Cardiello Bodyweight Strength Training - 12 Weeks to Build Muscle and Burn Fat (Paperback)
Jay Cardiello
R381 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brain Mapping - An Encyclopedic Reference (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Arthur W. Toga Brain Mapping - An Encyclopedic Reference (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Arthur W. Toga
R31,996 Discovery Miles 319 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brain Mapping: A Comprehensive Reference offers foundational information for students and researchers across neuroscience. With over 300 articles and a media rich environment, this resource provides exhaustive coverage of the methods and systems involved in brain mapping, fully links the data to disease (presenting side by side maps of healthy and diseased brains for direct comparisons), and offers data sets and fully annotated color images. Each entry is built on a layered approach of the content - basic information for those new to the area and more detailed material for experienced readers. Edited and authored by the leading experts in the field, this work offers the most reputable, easily searchable content with cross referencing across articles, a one-stop reference for students, researchers and teaching faculty.

Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Biochemistry (Paperback): Michael A. Lieberman, Rick Ricer Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Biochemistry (Paperback)
Michael A. Lieberman, Rick Ricer
R1,064 R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Save R81 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Biochemistry offers up-to-date, clinically relevant board-style questions-perfect for course review and board prep! Approximately 400 multiple-choice questions with detailed answer explanations cover frequently tested topics in biochemistry, including introductory human genetics, cancer biology, and molecular biology. The book is heavily illustrated with photos or pathway diagrams in the question or answer explanation.

Online access to the questions and answers provides flexible study options. Over 200 bonus recall-style questions are also included online!

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