Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics / Edition 2

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics / Edition 2

by S. Timiras Paola
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849389798

ISBN-13: 9780849389795

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written by international experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individual, comparative, and

Overview

Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written by international experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individual, comparative, and differential aging, and discussions of theories and mechanisms of aging. This invaluable reference illustrates how bodily systems, organs, and functions are affected with aging, describes how genetic and environmental factors influence age-related changes, and addresses some of the clinical consequences of these changes for health and longevity. Well illustrated, with numerous tables and graphs, this book presents up-to-date information from internationally renowned experts in various biomedical fields.

New updated information includes emphasis on emerging technologies and recent advances in biology and bioengineering that allow greater and longer independence of the elderly...recent therapeutic developments in key diseases such as Alzheimer's, osteopenia, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, gastritis, sexual impotence, and using transgenic animals as models of aging...evaluation of the latest knowledge on the roles of oxidants and antioxidants, and correlates them with other aging-based theories...expanded discussion of nutrition and physical exercise...gene and stem cell interventions related to the aging process...updated tables to reflect current trends, new research data, and up-to-date statistical information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849389795
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     iii
Acknowledgments     v
Contributors     ix
General Perspectives
Old Age as a Stage of Life: Common Terms Related to Aging and Methods Used to Study Aging   Paola S. Timiras     3
Human Longevity in Historical Perspective   John R. Wilmoth     11
Comparative Aging, Geriatric Functional Assessment, Aging and Disease   Paola S. Timiras     23
Cellular Senescence, Cell Death, and Transgenic Mouse Models of Aging   Judith Campisi     41
Theories of Life Span and Aging   James R. Carey   Sige Zou     55
Systemic and Organismic Aging
The Nervous System: Structural, Biochemical, Metabolic, and Circulatory Changes   Paola S. Timiras   Gabe J. Maletta     71
The Nervous System: Functional Changes with Aging   Paola S. Timiras   Gabe J. Maletta     89
Sensory Systems: Normal Aging, Disorders, and Treatments of Vision and Hearing in Humans   Esmail Meisami   Chester M. Brown   Henry F. Emerle     109
The Adrenals and Pituitary-Stress, Adaptation, and Longevity   Paola S. Timiras   Omer Gersten     137
Female Reproductive Aging and Menopause   Francis Bellino     159
The Ensemble MaleHypothalamo-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis   Johannes D. Veldhuis   Daniel M. Keenan   Ali Iranmanesh   Paul Y. Takahashi   Ajay Nehra     185
The Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Pineal Glands   Paola S. Timiras     205
The Endocrine Pancreas, Obesity, and Diffuse Endocrine and Chemical Mediators   Paola S. Timiras     219
The Immune System   Lia Ginaldi   Hal Sternberg     231
Cardiovascular Alterations with Aging: Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease   Paola S. Timiras     249
Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Atherosclerosis   John K. Bielicki   Trudy M. Forte     265
The Pulmonary Respiration, Hematopoiesis, and Erythrocytes   Paola S. Timiras   Massimo De Martinis     277
The Kidney, Lower Urinary Tract, Body Fluids, and the Prostate   Mary L. Timiras   Joyce Leary     297
The Gastrointestinal Tract and the Liver   Paola S. Timiras     315
The Skeleton, Joints, and Skeletal and Cardiac Muscles   Paola S. Timiras   Franco M. Navazio     329
The Skin   Mary L. Timiras     345
Prevention and Rehabilitation
Pharmacology and Drug Management in the Elderly   Mary L. Timiras   Jay S. Luxenberg     355
Healthful Aging: Nutrition and Experimental Strategies in Dietary Restriction   Franco M. Navazio   Marlia M. Braun     363
Benefits of Physical Exercise   Franco M. Navazio   Massimo Testa     381
Regenerative Perspectives and Assistive Technologies   Mike D. West   Ruzena Bajcsy   Paola S. Timiras     393
Index     399

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