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Update: Laboratory Exercises in Anatomy and Physiology with Cat Dissections (Spiral bound, 8th edition): Robert Amitrano,... Update: Laboratory Exercises in Anatomy and Physiology with Cat Dissections (Spiral bound, 8th edition)
Robert Amitrano, Gerard J. Tortora
R1,024 R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Save R158 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This traditional lab manual for the A&P course examines every structure and function of the human body. In addition to a large variety of illustrations, the manual features dissection of the cat, numerous physiological experiments, an emphasis on the study of anatomy through histology, lists of appropriate terms accompanying art, numerous photomicrographs and specimen photos, phonetic pronunciation and derivation of terms, diagrams of lab equipment, lab report questions and report templates, and three appendices. An instructor's guide is available and provides detailed information for instructors about needed materials, suggestions, and answers to questions.

Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Testing - The British Association of Sport and Exercise... Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I - Sport Testing - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide (Hardcover)
Edward M. Winter, Paul D. Bromley, R.C. Richard Davison, Andrew M. Jones, Tom H. Mercer
R3,288 Discovery Miles 32 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sport and exercise physiologists are called upon to carry out physiological assessments that have proven validity and reliability, both in sport-specific and health-related contexts. A wide variety of test protocols have been developed and refined. This book is a comprehensive guide to these protocols and to the key issues relating to physiological testing.

Volume I covers sport-specific testing, and Volume II covers clinical and exercise specific testing.

With contributions from leading specialist sport, exercise and clincial physiologists, and covering a wide range of mainstream sports, special populations, and ethical, practical and methodological issues, these volumes represent an essential resource for sport-specific and clinical exercise testing in both research and applied settings.

Visit the companion website at www.routledgesport.com/bases

Functional Food Carbohydrates (Hardcover): Costas G. Biliaderis, Marta S Izydorczyk Functional Food Carbohydrates (Hardcover)
Costas G. Biliaderis, Marta S Izydorczyk
R3,503 Discovery Miles 35 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Historically, most of the research into carbohydrates as functional ingredients focused on the improvement of appearance, taste, mouth-feel, and stability. The growing interest in functional foods, however, is demanding a critical look at the beneficial nonnutritive effects of carbohydrates on human health. Furthermore, there is a need to establish definitive relations among the structure, physical property, and physiological function of these bioactive compounds. As more of the benefit and functional versatility of carbohydrates is revealed, it is clear that any future research and recommendation must be based on a solid synthesis of multidisciplinary findings including epidemiological, metabolic, and clinical nutritional data.

Through clinical and epidemiological studies, Functional Food Carbohydrates addresses the specific classes of carbohydrates that seem to exert health-enhancing effects. The text begins with in-depth treatments of the chemistry, physical properties, processing technology, safety and health benefits of a variety of carbohydrates including cereal beta-glucans, microbial polysaccharides, chitosan, arabinoxylans, resistant starch, and other polysaccharides of plant origin. The authors then discuss the physiological and metabolic effects that a variety of carbohydrates have on specific chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and various gastrointestinal disorders. The final chapters discuss the regulatory and technological aspects of using carbohydrates as functional foods. Specifically, the authors consider the safety and efficacy of pre-, pro-, and synbiotics, and the potential use of carbohydrates as delivery vehicles forother bioactive compounds.

With contributions from experts specializing in food chemistry and technology, as well as human nutrition and physiology, this text illuminates the link between the behavior of carbohydrate compounds and their beneficial end-result on human health.

Transport Across Natural and Modified Biological Membranes and its Implications in Physiology and Therapy (Paperback, 1st ed.... Transport Across Natural and Modified Biological Membranes and its Implications in Physiology and Therapy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Julita Kulbacka, Saulius Satkauskas
R2,764 R2,477 Discovery Miles 24 770 Save R287 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book elucidates the mechanisms involved in biological membrane functions. It describes the new modalities and characterization for basic in vitro as well as computer models of biological membranes. Biological membranes are analyzed in terms of advances in molecular dynamics. The individual chapters provide an in depth analysis of images from various biological models. The potential of membrane models in the context of treatment trials is discussed. The authors present new insights and current concepts for treatment procedures (nanocarriers, electroporation, channel blockers).

Human Physiology (CD, 6th edition): Lauralee Sherwood Human Physiology (CD, 6th edition)
Lauralee Sherwood
R662 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R103 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This powerful diagnostic and exploratory learning companion allows your students to explore physiological concepts in greater depth than ever before! PhysioEdge offers your students: A visual learning experience that dynamically depicts concepts with 60 animations and interactive media exercises, as well as instructive tutorials; Interactive Media Quizzes that combine line art with more than 900 quiz questions to help students gauge and increase their understanding with immediate feedback; A "smart" presentation of questions that increases in difficulty as students improve their knowledge and skills.

An Introduction to the Science of Phonetics (Paperback): Nigel Hewlett, Janet Mackenzie Beck An Introduction to the Science of Phonetics (Paperback)
Nigel Hewlett, Janet Mackenzie Beck
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book is designed as an introduction to the scientific study of speech. No prior knowledge of phonetics is assumed. As far as mathematical knowlege is concerned, all that is assumed is a knowledge of simple arithmetic and as far as possible concepts are dealt with on an intuitive rather than mathematical level. The anatomical material is all fully explained and illustrated. The book is arranged in four parts. Part 1, Basic Principles, provides an introduction to established phonetic theory and to the principles of phonetic analysis and description, including phonetic transcription. Part 2, Acoustic Phonetics, considers the physical nature of speech sounds as they pass through the air between speaker and hearer. It includes sections on temporal measurement, fundamental frequency, spectra and spectrograms. Part 3, Auditory Phonetics, covers the anatomy of the ear and the perception of loudness, pitch and quality. The final part, Part 4, covers the articulatory production of speech, and shows how experimentaltechniques and tools can enhance our understanding of the complexities of speech production.
Though the audience for this book is mainly students and professors in the Speech Sciences, it will also be valuable to any students studying hearing science and acoustics. The book is well supported with figures, tables, and practice boxes with experiments.

Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism (Hardcover, New): Donald MacLaren, James Morton Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism (Hardcover, New)
Donald MacLaren, James Morton
R2,317 R1,765 Discovery Miles 17 650 Save R552 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

How do our muscles produce energy for exercise and what are the underlying biochemical principles involved? These are questions that students need to be able to answer when studying for a number of sport related degrees. This can prove to be a difficult task for those with a relatively limited scientific background. "Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism" addresses this problem by placing the primary emphasis on sport, and describing the relevant biochemistry within this context.

The book opens with some basic information on the subject, including an overview of energy metabolism, some key aspects of skeletal muscle structure and function, and some simple biochemical concepts. It continues by looking at the three macromolecules which provide energy and structure to skeletal muscle - carbohydrates, lipids, and protein. The last section moves beyond biochemistry to examine key aspects of metabolism - the regulation of energy production and storage. Beginning with a chapter on basic principles of regulation of metabolism it continues by exploring how metabolism is influenced during high-intensity, prolonged, and intermittent exercise by intensity, duration, and nutrition.

Key Features: A clearly written, well presented introduction to the biochemistry of muscle metabolism.Focuses on sport to describe the relevant biochemistry within this context.In full colour throughout, it includes numerous illustrations, together with learning objectives and key points to reinforce learning.

"Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism" will prove invaluable to students across a range of sport-related courses, who need to get to grips with how exercise mode, intensity, duration, training status and nutritional status can all affect the regulation of energy producing pathways and, more important, apply this understanding to develop training and nutrition programmes to maximise athletic performance.

Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology - The Essentials (Paperback): Farideh Javid, Janice Mccurrie Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology - The Essentials (Paperback)
Farideh Javid, Janice Mccurrie
R1,127 R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Save R252 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book is an accessible collection of case study scenarios ideal for physiology and pharmacology revision for pharmacy, medical, biomedical science, clinical science and healthcare students. Clearly structured and organized by major organ system, the book emphasises ways in which key signs and symptoms of disease inform diagnosis and the choice of treatment, together with the relevant pharmacological mechanisms. Each chapter has a clinical focus and includes clear learning outcomes, key points and model answers with detailed explanations designed to enhance students' understanding of the physiology and pharmacology underpinning each case study scenario. 50 topics are covered and the cases presented include an extensive range of psychological, neurological, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and reproductive disorders, their symptoms, complications and usual treatment along with the actions and uses of some widely- used drugs.* An essential revision text designed to help students apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life cases* Realistic case studies focusing on commonly occurring conditions and diseases* Model answers throughout* Learning outcomes provided at the beginning of each chapter* Key learning points presented in the cases follow each model answer* Helps students to understand the relevance and clinical implications of the topics studied in physiology and pharmacology courses* Reinforces major concepts and definitions* Includes a glossary with a full list of drugs and disorders to support the text

Basic Electrophysiological Methods (Paperback): Ellen Covey, Matt Carter Basic Electrophysiological Methods (Paperback)
Ellen Covey, Matt Carter
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a concise, easy-to read guide to a selection of the most important contemporary electrophysiological techniques, their implementation, applications, and ways in which they can be combined and integrated with related neuroscience techniques. It is intended for students, postdocs and faculty with a basic neuroscience background, so does not obscure the relevant technical details with textbook neuroscience tutorials as many other books do. Each chapter provides a concise overview of the underlying theory, a comprehensive description of equipment, materials, methods, data management and analysis, a troubleshooting guide, and a list of frequently asked questions. No book or online resource can function as a strictly DIY set of instructions on how to implement a complex technique. However, this book provides a fundamental and accessible set of information intended to form a foundation prior to, during, and after hands-on experience and training, greatly facilitating the initial learning process and subsequent fine-tuning of technical details.

Levick's Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology (Mixed media product, 6 New Edition): David  J. Paterson Levick's Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology (Mixed media product, 6 New Edition)
David J. Paterson
R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an accessible introduction to cardiovascular physiology, offering information needed by students and medical examination candidates in a clear, logical, and well-illustrated manner, with many useful line diagrams and tables that support the text and provide proof of concept. It covers the fundamentals of how the cardiovascular system works in health and disease as well as more complex physiological mechanisms and pathways. In its sixth edition, the text is now in full color for the first time.

Ross & Wilson Pocket Reference Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (Spiral bound): Anne Muller Ross & Wilson Pocket Reference Guide to Anatomy and Physiology (Spiral bound)
Anne Muller
R523 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R64 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Ross & Wilson Pocket Reference Guide to Anatomy and Physiology is an exciting new resource which offers over 250 anatomical entries carefully selected for their biological importance and/or clinical relevance. Each piece of carefully crafted artwork is accompanied by helpful summary notes describing key aspects of the relevant anatomy, physiology and clinical application to aid readers with their understanding of the human body. The volume also comes with a helpful online self-assessment program which presents a range of interactive exercises designed to stimulate critical thinking and information recall. Perfect for learning and consolidating knowledge while 'on the go', Ross & Wilson Pocket Reference Guide to Anatomy and Physiology will be ideal for students of nursing and allied health professions, paramedical science, operating department practice, complementary therapy and massage therapy, as well as trainee Health Care Assistants and those studying A' level or BTEC (or equivalent) human biology. Summarizes essential facts from the world's favourite human biology textbook! Presents over 250 key anatomical structures together with 'quick reference' revision notes regarding their structure, function and clinical relevance Straightforward language and user-friendly approach provides a useful, up-to-date aide-memoire in a helpful, easy-to-carry format Helpful website provides a range of self-assessment exercises on anatomy and physiology to help consolidate learning

Molecular Basis Of Human Nutrition (Paperback, Reissue): Tom Sanders, Peter Emery Molecular Basis Of Human Nutrition (Paperback, Reissue)
Tom Sanders, Peter Emery
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition focuses mainly on human nutrition and emphasises its metabolic basis to reflect the increasing knowledge and research in these fields. It explains the biochemical functions of the essential nutrients and the physiological consequences of deficient and excessive intakes. These are described within the context of normal human diets and requirements for health. Although this book is about human nutrition, in some instances there are comparisons with and examples of other mammalian species to facilitate understanding of the principles being explained.
Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition is the only book to cover this particular subject and will prove very popular with both students and lecturers alike.

Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology Vol. 169 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Bernd Nilius, Thomas Gudermann,... Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology Vol. 169 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Bernd Nilius, Thomas Gudermann, Reinhard Jahn, Roland Lill, Ole Petersen, …
R2,421 R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Leading researchers are specially invited to provide a complete understanding of the key topics in these archetypal multidisciplinary fields. In a form immediately useful to scientists, this periodical aims to filter, highlight and review the latest developments in these rapidly advancing fields.

Pulmonary Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Juzar Ali, Warren G. Summer, Michael G.... Pulmonary Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Juzar Ali, Warren G. Summer, Michael G. Levitzky
R1,331 R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Save R84 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A unique system/disease-based approach to learning pulmonary pathophysiology as it relates to clinical medicine No other review puts disorders of lung structure and function in such clear clinical perspective as Pulmonary Pathophysiology. Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical medicine, Pulmonary Pathophysiology guides you from symptom identification to underlying disease mechanisms and through principles of management. Features: 28 case studies help you understand the correlation between science and clinical medicine Additional algorithms aid differential diagnosis and management Key Concepts help you quickly review chapter highlights New tables and charts encapsulate important information Learning Objectives and study questions reinforce your understanding of even the most difficult topics Artwork includes nearly 100 photographs and line drawings Visit www.LangeTextbooks.com to access valuable resources and study aids!

Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition with Web Study Guide (Mixed media product, 7 Ed): David Costill Physiology of Sport and Exercise 7th Edition with Web Study Guide (Mixed media product, 7 Ed)
David Costill 1
R2,570 R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Save R664 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Cardiovascular System at a Glance (Paperback, 4th Edition): Philip I. Aaronson, Jeremy P. T. Ward, Michelle J Connelly The Cardiovascular System at a Glance (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Philip I. Aaronson, Jeremy P. T. Ward, Michelle J Connelly
R652 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R135 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This concise and accessible text provides an integrated overview of the cardiovascular system - considering the basic sciences which underpin the system and applying this knowledge to clinical practice and therapeutics. A general introduction to the cardiovascular system is followed by chapters on key topics such as anatomy and histology, blood and body fluids, biochemistry, excitation-contraction coupling, form and function, integration and regulation, pathology and therapeutics, clinical examination and investigation - all supported by clinical cases for self-assessment. Highly visual colour illustrations complement the text and consolidate learning. The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is the perfect introduction and revision aid to understanding the heart and circulation and now also features: * An additional chapter on pulmonary hypertension * Even more simplified illustrations to aid easier understanding * Reorganized and revised chapters for greater clarity * Brand new and updated clinical case studies illustrating clinical relevance and for self-assessment The fourth edition of The Cardiovascular System at a Glance is an ideal resource for medical students, whilst students of other health professions and specialist cardiology nurses will also find it invaluable. Examination candidates who need an authoritative, concise, and clinically relevant guide to the cardiovascular system will find it extremely useful. A companion website featuring cases from this and previous editions, along with additional summary revision aids, is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/cardiovascular.

Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy (Paperback, 5th edition): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy (Paperback, 5th edition)
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
R904 R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Save R61 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No need to feel stressed over anatomy and physiology-grasp all the basic terms and concepts, with the fully updated Anatomy and Physiology Made Incredibly Easy! , 5th Edition. Using humor and friendly guidance, this colorful text gives you the pure-and-simple clarity you need to understand the basic structure and functions of all major body systems, while also guiding you through genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and more. This handy quick-reference guide is the ideal NCLEX (R) study aid, textbook support, or quick refresher for nurses and other healthcare practitioners. Grasp the details of anatomy and physiology, in the Incredibly Easy! (R) way . . . NEW and completely updated content in easy-read format to simplify the core concepts of anatomy and physiology Defines anatomic terms such as cell structure, cell reproduction and energy generation, the four basic tissue types and their characteristics, and more End-of-book, pocket-sized study cards for easy review anywhere, anytime Explains the forms and locations of body structures - the directional terms, reference planes, cavities, and regions of every major body system Dozens of full-color drawings and diagrams illustrating all major body systems-integumentary, musculoskeletal, neurosensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, and more, plus: fluids and electrolytes reproduction and lactation genetics nutrition chemical organization Special features include: "Nurse Joy" and "Jake" - expert insights, key concepts, and important care reminders Zoom in - an up-close look at anatomic structures Now I get it! - complex physiology processes stated in easy-to-handle terms Just the facts - quick content summary at start of each chapter Quick quiz - multiple-choice questions at end of each chapter to help you retain what you learned Senior moment - explains physiologic changes that occur with aging in each body system Body shop - illustrates how body systems and structures work together Memory jogger - helpful tricks and tips to help you retain vital data Just for fun - fun puzzles for boosting your understanding of anatomical terms and pathophysiological concepts Practice Makes Perfect - end-of-book NCLEX (R) practice questions, for solid exam preparation About the Clinical Editor Laura M. Willis, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, DNPs, is a Family Nurse Practitioner Specialist at Urbana Family Medicine and Pediatrics in Urbana, Ohio.

Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology - Mosby Physiology Series (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Mordecai P. Blaustein,... Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology - Mosby Physiology Series (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph P.Y. Kao, Donald R. Matteson
R813 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R126 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

Membrane Potential Imaging in the Nervous System and Heart (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Marco Canepari, Dejan Zecevic, Olivier... Membrane Potential Imaging in the Nervous System and Heart (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Marco Canepari, Dejan Zecevic, Olivier Bernus
R4,440 R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Save R880 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume discusses membrane potential imaging in the nervous system and in the heart and modern optical recording technology. Additionally, it covers organic and genetically-encoded voltage-sensitive dyes; membrane potential imaging from individual neurons, brain slices, and brains in vivo; optical imaging of cardiac tissue and arrhythmias; bio-photonics modelling. This is an expanded and fully-updated second edition, reflecting all the recent advances in this field. Twenty chapters, all authored by leading names in the field, are cohesively structured into four sections. The opening section focuses on the history and principles of membrane potential imaging and lends context to the following sections, which examine applications in single neurons, networks, large neuronal populations and the heart. Topics discussed include population membrane potential signals in development of the vertebrate nervous system, use of membrane potential imaging from dendrites and axons, and depth-resolved optical imaging of cardiac activation and repolarization. The final section discusses the potential - and limitations - for new developments in the field, including new technology such as non-linear optics, advanced microscope designs and genetically encoded voltage sensors. Membrane Potential Imaging in the Nervous System and Heart is ideal for neurologists, electro physiologists, cardiologists and those who are interested in the applications and the future of membrane potential imaging.

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed): Julian Jaynes The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed)
Julian Jaynes
R390 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion -- and indeed our future.


Physiological Pharmaceutics - Barriers to Drug Absorption (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Clive Brown Physiological Pharmaceutics - Barriers to Drug Absorption (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Clive Brown
R1,334 Discovery Miles 13 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Contents:
1. Cell Membranes, Epithelial Barriers and Drug Absorption 2. Parenteral Drug Delivery 3. Drug Delivery to the Oral Cavity or Mouth 4. Oesophageal Transit 5. The Stomach 6. Drug Absorption from the Small Intestine 7. Drug Delivery to the Large Intestine and Rectum 8. Transdermal Drug Delivery 9. Nasal Drug Delivery 10. Pulmonary Drug Delivery 11. Ocular Drug Delivery 12. Vaginal and Intrauterine Drug Delivery.

Motion Sickness - A Motion Adaptation Syndrome (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Thomas G. Dobie Motion Sickness - A Motion Adaptation Syndrome (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Thomas G. Dobie
R3,316 R2,566 Discovery Miles 25 660 Save R750 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a survey of the state of the art in the field of motion sickness. It begins by describing the historical background and the current definition of motion sickness, then discusses the prevalence among individuals, along with the physiological and psychological concomitants of the disorder. It reviews the incidence of motion sickness in numerous provocative motion environments and discusses various personal factors that appear to influence this aspect. Various characteristics of provocative motion stimuli are also described, together with the results of studies conducted in the laboratory, on motion simulators and at sea. Laboratory tests that could potentially be used to assess an individual's susceptibility to motion sickness and his or her ability to adapt to motion environments are presented in detail, together with the ways in which individuals might be trained to prevent motion sickness or more effectively cope with motion environments. In closing, the book reports on the cognitive-behavioral approach developed by the author (Dobie, 1963) as well as the various desensitization programs employed in military settings, and discusses the relative effectiveness of these methods in comparison to cognitive-behavioral counseling.

Visible and Near Infrared Absorption Spectra of Human and Animal Haemoglobin determination and application (Hardcover): W.G.... Visible and Near Infrared Absorption Spectra of Human and Animal Haemoglobin determination and application (Hardcover)
W.G. Zijlistra, A. Buursma, O.W. van Assendelft
R2,976 Discovery Miles 29 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bright colour of haemoglobin has, from the very beginning, played a significant role in both the investigation of this compound as well as in the study of blood oxygen transport. Numerous optical methods have been developed for measuring haemoglobin concentration, oxygen saturation, and the principal dyshaemoglobins in vitro as well as in vivo. Modern applications include pulse oximeters, fibre optic oximeters, multiwavelength haemoglobin photometers ('co-oximeters') and instruments for near infrared spectroscopy in vivo. Knowledge of the light absorption spectra of the common haemoglobin derivatives is a prerequisite for the development and understanding of these techniques.
In the 1960s a reference method based on the absorptivity of a single derivative (haemiglobincyanide; HiCN) at a single wavelength (540 nm) was established for measuring the total haemoglobin concentration. Thus an anchor value was provided on which the absorptivity spectra of all other haemoglobin derivatives could be based.
This monograph presents absorption spectra and absorptivity data in the wavelength range of 480 to 1000 nm of the major haemoglobin derivatives for human adult and foetal haemoglobin and for haemoglobin of several animals (cow, dog, horse, pig, rat, and adult and foetal sheep). A detailed description of the methods used to acquire these data has been included to allow future investigators to reproduce and expand on the data.
The second part of the monograph includes chapters on the principles and development, in historical perspective, of the principal methods for measuring total haemoglobin concentration for two, three, and multi-component analysis of haemoglobin derivatives, and for blood oxygen saturation measurement. Accurate quantitative data pertaining to haemoglobin in human blood are presented, together with a description of methods for measuring haemoglobin oxygen capacity and oxygen affinity. These chapters have been written with a view to foster knowledge and insight concerning the principles, purposes, and limitations of the various methods of all who use these methods in research and patient care.

Endogenous and Exogenous Regulation and Control of Physiological Systems (Hardcover): Robert B. Northrop Endogenous and Exogenous Regulation and Control of Physiological Systems (Hardcover)
Robert B. Northrop
R2,976 Discovery Miles 29 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From a biomedical engineering perspective, this book takes an analytic, quantitative approach to describing the basic components of physiological regulators and control systems (PRCs). In Endogenous and Exogenous Regulation and Control of Physiological Systems, the author provides grounding in the classical methods of designing linear and nonlinear systems. He also offers state-of-the-art material on the potential of PRCs to treat immune system ailments, most notably AIDS and cancer.

The book focuses on certain "wet" physiological regulators, such as those using endocrine hormones as parametric control substances. Endogenous and Exogenous Regulation and Control of Physiological Systems includes simulations that illustrate model validations and the putative control of cancer and HIV proliferation. It explores novel, untried immunotherapies on the cutting-edge of PRC treatment and explores the latest technologies.

The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise - Molecules That Move Us (Hardcover): Christopher M. Gillen The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise - Molecules That Move Us (Hardcover)
Christopher M. Gillen
R529 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R54 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As anyone who takes up a new sport quickly discovers, even basic athletic moves require high levels of coordination and control. Whether dribbling a basketball or hitting a backhand, limbs must be synchronized and bodies balanced, all with precise timing. But no matter how diligently we watch the pros or practice ourselves, the body's inner workings remain invisible.The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise reveals the microworld of the human body in motion, from the motor proteins that produce force, to the signaling molecules that activate muscles, to the enzymes that extract energy from nutrients. Christopher Gillen describes how biomolecules such as myosin, collagen, hemoglobin, and creatine kinase power our athletic movements. During exercise, these molecules dynamically morph into different shapes, causing muscles, tendons, blood, and other tissues to perform their vital functions. Gillen explores a wide array of topics, from how genetic testing may soon help athletes train more effectively, to how physiological differences between women and men influence nutrition. The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise tackles questions athletes routinely ask. What should we ingest before and during a race? How does a hard workout trigger changes in our muscles? Why does exercise make us feel good?Athletes need not become biologists to race in a triathlon or carve turns on a snowboard. But Gillen, who has run ten ultramarathons, points out that athletes wishing to improve their performance will profit from a deeper understanding of the body's molecular mechanisms.

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