Handbook of Human Growth and Developmental Biology

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This broad treatise, published in three volumes, provides a systematic overview of the biological aspects and problems of human growth and development from conception to full maturity. Volume II, Part B concerns the development of neuroendocrine control and endocrine glands, sexual and reproductive maturation. It covers developmental nutrition and metabolism, and factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic ...
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This broad treatise, published in three volumes, provides a systematic overview of the biological aspects and problems of human growth and development from conception to full maturity. Volume II, Part B concerns the development of neuroendocrine control and endocrine glands, sexual and reproductive maturation. It covers developmental nutrition and metabolism, and factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting growth. It presents problems relating to intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing growth at different stages. Included are aspects of lactation, nutrition and metabolism during growth and development. Emphasis of value to biological and biomedical specialists, and researchers interested in human and animal growth and development.
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Considers human biological development as a continuum spanning the pre- and postnatal, including particularly the cellular and functional aspects of developing organs and systems. The first section, on muscle development, examines early development and fusion of muscle cells, differentiation of muscle fibers, and skeletal muscle growth. Section two, on the development of blood and hematopoiesis, examines developmental changes in blood as a whole, the ontogeny of hemopoiesis, and developmental patterns of human hemoglobin synthesis. The final section on the development of immunity and immune systems looks at the development of lymphoid tissues, and the histocompatibility system in health, disease, and aging. Part B (unseen), the second of this two-volume set, reportedly covers the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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