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…  See more details below

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.

Read More

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)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction: Aging as a Stage in the Life Cycle1
Ch. 2Demographic, Comparative, and Differential Aging7
Ch. 3Aging and Disease23
Ch. 4Theories of Aging37
Ch. 5Degenerative Changes in Cells and Cell Death47
Ch. 6Oxidants and Antioxidants in Aging61
Ch. 7Aging of the Immune System75
Ch. 8Aging of the Nervous System: Structural and Biochemical Changes89
Ch. 9Aging of the Nervous System: Functional Changes103
Ch. 10Aging of the Sensory Systems115
Ch. 11Aging of the Adrenals and Pituitary133
Ch. 12Aging of the Female Reproductive System: The Menopause147
Ch. 13Aging of the Male Reproductive System171
Ch. 14Aging of the Thyroid Gland and Basal Metabolism179
Ch. 15The Endocrine, Pancreas, and Carbohydrate Metabolism191
Ch. 16Cardiovascular Alterations with Age199
Ch. 17Plasma Lipoproteins: Their Metabolism and Role in Atherosclerosis215
Ch. 18Aging of Respiration, Erythrocytes, and the Hematopoietic System225
Ch. 19The Kidney, the Lower Urinary Tract, the Prostate, and Body Fluids235
Ch. 20Aging of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver247
Ch. 21Aging of the Skeleton, Joints, and Muscles259
Ch. 22Aging of the Skin and Connective Tissue273
Ch. 23Pharmacology and Drug Management in the Elderly279
Ch. 24Effects of Diet on Aging285
Ch. 25An Agenda for Healthful Aging311

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >