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Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Fourteenth, North American Edition): Barbara Janson Cohen,... Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease (Paperback, Fourteenth, North American Edition)
Barbara Janson Cohen, Kerry L Hull
R1,579 Discovery Miles 15 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Updated in content and pedagogy, this 14th Edition of Memmler's the Human Body in Health and Disease has helped hundreds of thousands of allied health students, including those with little background in science, to master anatomy and physiology. From its pioneering use of phonetic pronunciations to its pedagogically effective skin-to-bone transparencies of the human body, and increased focus on visualization, the new edition continues to set the standard for the one-semester course. This classic text provides beautifully illustrated coverage of the essentials of human anatomy, physiology, and the effects of disease. Throughout the book, anatomical art illustrates concepts with accuracy, simplicity, and elegance; medical case studies enhanced with additional clinical content to demonstrate the relevance of the content to a career in the health professions; and proven pedagogy helps students master the anatomic and medical terminology they will encounter in healthcare settings. eBook options available . Fast, smart, and convenient, today's eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much more NEW! The latest advances and research in the field are incorporated into every chapter of the book. NEW!Key Concepts are now aligned with student resources on thePoint. NEW! Case points link content to the opening case study. NEW!Misconception Alerts point out common student misconceptions, as identified by the PrepU adaptive quizzing program. REVISED! An updated and improved art program brings concepts to life. The Body Visible, a full-body transparency insert, assists students in performing a virtual dissection of the human body from skin down to bone and allows them to test themselves on their understanding of skin, muscles, bones, veins/arteries, etc. Disease in Context boxes provide an introductory case study illustrating a key concept in a particular chapter. Process Diagrams call out the steps of a complex process, such as negative feedback control or maintaining homeostasis and feedback mechanisms. Chapter Checkpoints include brief questions at the end of main sections to reinforce student recall. Phonetic pronunciations of key or difficult terms are spelled out in the narrative directly preceding the terms. Clinical Perspectives boxes focus on relevant diseases and disorders. Hot topics boxes examine current trends and research. Personalized, chapter-by-chapter quizzes powered by PrepU help students learn more and improve their pass rates on exams. Zooming in questions in figure captions allow students to test their understanding of important aspects of the illustration. A Look Back feature highlights previous concepts that will apply to their understanding the current chapter.

The Biorhythm Kit - Plan For The Ups And Downs In Your Life (Kit, New ed): Jacyntha Crawley The Biorhythm Kit - Plan For The Ups And Downs In Your Life (Kit, New ed)
Jacyntha Crawley
R199 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R79 (40%) In stock

Biorhythms are the rhythms of life within us all. The book and wheel should help the reader to understand himself and others better.

Each cycle - physical, emotional and intellectual - begins on the day you are born and rises and falls in positive and negative phases throughout your life.

An Integrated Approach to Health Sciences - Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Chemistry and Medical Microbiology (Hardcover, 2nd... An Integrated Approach to Health Sciences - Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Chemistry and Medical Microbiology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jeff Ankney, Joe Wilson, John Havrilla, Bruce J. Colbert
R2,308 R1,899 Discovery Miles 18 990 Save R409 (18%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Unlike any other resource on the market, AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO HEALTH SCIENCES, 2E takes an all-in-one approach to preparing learners for careers in the health care industry. The book identifies the four basic building blocks of Health Sciences: anatomy and physiology, math, chemistry, and medical microbiology and then presents them in the context of health professions. Medical terminology and physics concepts are also covered. Rich illustrations, theory, practical applications, and humorous anecdotes all join together to help learners connect with the material as they learn it, fostering increased retention and comprehension. As a result, learners will gain valuable knowledge while also getting access to an insider look at health careers through the book's professional profiles. Exercises and case studies complement the comprehensive coverage and sharpen critical thinking skills, making this a complete package for anyone aiming to develop a foundational knowledge in the health sciences. Benefits: NEW Expands content with new chapters on Medical Microbiology and Infection Control and additional clinical related math concepts. NEW Reinforces concepts with StudyWARE? CD-ROM that contains interactive animations and videos that are integrated with the text. NEW Brings material to life with an exciting new text design and vivid, updated color illustrations, photos, and tables. NEW Offers deeper insights and anecdotes with new "Quotes and Notes" sections containing unique health and science-related facts and stories. Engages learners with user-friendly, conversational writing style rich with analogies and real-world stories. Enhances learning with strong pedagogical features, including objectives, key terms, and chapter reviews. Integrates major academic subjects and applies them to the "real world" of health sciences to create a total learning package. NEW Reinforces concepts with StudyWARE? CD-ROM that contains interactive anim

Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Samuel Hall, Jonny Stephens Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Samuel Hall, Jonny Stephens; Series edited by Shreelata T Datta, Philip Xiu; Edited by (ghost editors) Claire France Smith
R699 R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Save R45 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Crash Course - your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated - with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors - those who understand what is essential for exam success - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust. Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package. Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today's medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of anatomy and physiology will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you!? Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-m moires - distilled wisdom from those in the know Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats - confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast

Intraoperative Neurophysiology - Interactive Case Studies (DVD-ROM): Alan D. Legatt Intraoperative Neurophysiology - Interactive Case Studies (DVD-ROM)
Alan D. Legatt
R1,937 Discovery Miles 19 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Intraoperative Neurophysiology provides an effective, interactive approach to understanding and using clinical neurophysiologic tools to monitor nervous system function during complex surgeries and improve outcomes. More than 50 cases with audio narration and accompanying print text describe techniques for localization, identification, and continuous monitoring, set-up and technical aspects of monitoring, data interpretation, and troubleshooting. Users can proceed at their own pace to work through the intricacies of monitoring for a wide range of surgical problems and reinforce techniques as needed.

The program contains examples of actual ION recordings as well as supplemental materials to enhance appreciation, and features case examples of ION procedures commonly used in the operating room and employing a variety of techniques. Cases can be accessed in random order or by topic or keyword. EMG monitoring is presented as video clips with audio. These features provide the foundation for choosing the optimal test and understanding surgical challenges for effective monitoring. Key Features of "Intraoperative Neurophysiology on DVD: "

Covers all aspects of learning and applying ION from initial set-up to interpretation and troubleshooting Provides unique interactive approach to learning that allows users to proceed at their own pace Includes over 50 cases from the operating theater covering monitoring challenges and applications for specific surgical problems Describes techniques for localization, identification and continuous monitoring, set-up and technical concerns, and data interpretation Contains video clips with audio EMG recordings and practice quiz with answers and rationales for self-assessment

Available for Windows and Macintosh

Passions and Tempers - A History of the Humours (Paperback): Noga Arikha Passions and Tempers - A History of the Humours (Paperback)
Noga Arikha
R237 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Physicians in ancient Greece believed four humours flowed within the human body-blood, phlegm, black bile, and choler-determining a person's health, mood, and character. Not until the seventeenth century would a more complex view of the anatomy begin to emerge. But by then humoural theory had already become deeply ingrained in Western language and thought-and endures to this day in surprising ways. Interweaving the histories of medicine, science, psychology, and philosophy, Passions and Tempers explores the uncanny persistence of these variable, invisible fluids. It will change how we view our physical, mental, and emotional selves.

Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist (Paperback): Daniel J. Schneck Basic Anatomy and Physiology for the Music Therapist (Paperback)
Daniel J. Schneck
R627 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R45 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Nutrition, Epigenetic Mechanisms, and Human Disease (Hardcover): Nilanjana Maulik, Gautam Maulik Nutrition, Epigenetic Mechanisms, and Human Disease (Hardcover)
Nilanjana Maulik, Gautam Maulik
R2,869 Discovery Miles 28 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As nutrition research is shifting its focus from epidemiology and physiology to effects of nutrients at the molecular level, a uniquely tailored diet that corresponds to the demands of our genetic signature is emerging as an indispensable need. Using high-throughput genomic tools, nutrigenomics unravels the influence of micro- and macronutrients as potent dietary signals regulating metabolic pathways and unmasks how susceptible genotypes are predisposed to diet-related diseases. Selected topics from this field have been covered in some books, but no other comprehensive text on epigenetics, nutrition, and human health and disease is available, until now. This book illustrates nutrition's influence on epigenetic inheritance and the mechanisms underlying the modification of the metabolic imprint of an individual. This enriched understanding of nutrigenomics can be applied to master a tailored diet that can alleviate imprinted metabolic syndromes. Specifically, the book focuses on: * Maternal, perinatal, and neonatal nutrition * Epigenetic mechanisms and cancer * Impacts of dietary factors, folate deficiency and DNA methylation * Nutrition's influence on genetic imprinting * The basics of nutrigenomics and epigenetic regulation

Skeletal System (Hardcover): Simon Rose Skeletal System (Hardcover)
Simon Rose
R522 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Concise Human Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M.Y. Sukkar, M.S.M. Ardawi, Ha El Munshid Concise Human Physiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M.Y. Sukkar, M.S.M. Ardawi, Ha El Munshid
R1,223 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R274 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Concise Human Physiology" is written for medical students and presents the main facts in a concise, straightforward style. The first edition received an encouraging reception from students, especially those for whom English is a foreign language. The presentation of major subjects in manageable chapter lengths makes the book most attractive to students who find some books rather lengthy due to detail and the inclusion of information not required by the medical curriculum.

This second edition is more focused and has made use of valuable feedback from students and teachers who have been using the book over the last few years. All the chapters have been thoroughly revised and new illustrations and summary diagrams have been added.

Head and Neck - Morphology, Models and Function (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Enrico Marani, Ciska Heida Head and Neck - Morphology, Models and Function (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Enrico Marani, Ciska Heida
R3,570 R2,794 Discovery Miles 27 940 Save R776 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a critical review of the head and neck from an anatomical, physiological and clinical perspective. It begins by providing essential anatomical and physiological information, then discusses historical and current views on specific aspects in subsequent chapters. For example, the anatomy of the skull cap or cranial vault provided in the first chapter is discussed in the context of malformation and identity, as well as the development of the bony skull, in the following chapters. These chapters provide stepping-stones to guide readers through the book. There are new fields of research and technological developments in which Anatomy and Physiology lose track of progress. One of the examples discussed is the automated face recognition. In some respects, e.g. when it comes to cancers and malformations, our understanding of the head and neck - and the resulting therapeutic outcomes - have been extremely disappointing. In others, such as injuries following car accidents, there have been significant advances in our understanding of head and neck dysfunctions and their treatment. Therefore head movements, also during sleep, and head and neck reflexes are discussed. The book makes unequivocal distinctions between correct and incorrect assumptions and provides a critical review of alternative clinical methods for head and neck dysfunctions, such as physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage for cancers. Moreover, it discusses the consequences of various therapeutic measures for physiological and biomechanical conditions, as well as puberty and aging. Lastly, it addresses important biomedical engineering developments for hearing e.g. cochlear implants and for applying vestibular cerebellar effects for vision.

Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptation (Hardcover): Jay Schulkin Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptation (Hardcover)
Jay Schulkin
R2,289 R2,107 Discovery Miles 21 070 Save R182 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The concept of homeostasis, the maintenance of the internal physiological environment of an organism within tolerable limits, is well established in medicine and physiology. In contrast, allostasis is a relatively new idea of ‘viability through change’. With allostatic regulation by cephalic involvement, the body adapts to potentially diverse and dangerous situations through the activation of neural, hormonal, or immunological mechanisms. Allostasis explains how regulatory events maintain organismic viability, or not, in diverse contexts with varying set points of bodily needs and competing motivations. This book introduces the concept of allostasis and sets it alongside traditional views of homeostasis. It addresses basic regulatory systems and examines the behavior of bodily regulation under duress. The basic concepts of physiological homeostasis are integrated with disorders like depression, stress, anxiety and addiction. It will therefore appeal to graduate students, medical students and researchers working in physiology, epidemiology, endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology.

Schaum's Outline of Pathophysiology (Paperback, Ed): Tom Betsy Schaum's Outline of Pathophysiology (Paperback, Ed)
Tom Betsy
R470 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R93 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's.

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you More than 250 fully solved problems Complete review of all course fundamentals

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores

Topics include: Pathology, Pathophysiology and the Different Types of Disease Causing Agents; Etiology and Epidemiology; Organization of Cells and Tissues; Stress, Trauma and Aging; Hereditary and Genetic Control of Cellular Function; Congenital Disorders; New Growths: Cell Division and Differentiation; Homeostasis of Fluid Balances; Stress and Responsiveness; Integumentary System; Skeletal System; Muscular System; Nervous System; Endocrine System; Ciculatory System; Cardiovascular System; Lymphatic System and Immunity; Respiratory System; Gastrointestinal System; Urinary System; Reproduction System; and The Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

Schaum's Outlines--Problem Solved.

Seeley's Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 11th edition): Cinnamon L. VanPutte, Jennifer Regan, Andrew  F. Russo, Rod R.... Seeley's Anatomy & Physiology (Paperback, 11th edition)
Cinnamon L. VanPutte, Jennifer Regan, Andrew F. Russo, Rod R. Seeley
R1,667 R1,451 Discovery Miles 14 510 Save R216 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text is written for the two semester anatomy & physiology course. The writing is comprehensive, providing the depth necessary for those courses not requiring prerequisites, and yet, is presented with such clarity that it nicely balances the thorough coverage. Clear descriptions and exceptional illustrations combine to help students develop a firm understanding of the concepts of anatomy and physiology and to teach them how to use that information. Great care has been taken to select important concepts and to perfectly describe the anatomy of cells, organs, and organ systems. The plan that has been followed for ten editions of this popular text is to combine clear and accurate descriptions of anatomy with precise explanations of how structures function and examples of how they work together to maintain life. To emphasize the concepts of anatomy and physiology, the authors provide explanations of how the systems respond to aging, changes in physical activity, and disease, with a special focus on homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms that maintain it. This text has more clinical content than any other A & P book on the market.

Anatomy And Physiology For Health Professionals (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Anatomy And Physiology For Health Professionals (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written with health professions students in mind, the Third Edition of Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals offers an engaging, approachable, and comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology. The Third Edition features a total of six multifaceted `Units' which build upon an understanding of basic knowledge, take readers through intermediate subjects, and finally delve into complex topics that stimulate critical thinking. Heavily revised with updated content throughout, chapters include useful features, such as Common Abbreviations, Medical Terminology, the Metric System and more! Students will want to take advantage of the many resources available to reinforce learning -including Test Your Understanding questions that regularly assess comprehension, flash cards for self-study, an interactive eBook with more than 20 animations, and interactive and printable Lab Exercises and Case Studies. FEATURES Provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology Presents content in an accessible manner targeted to health professions students Offers access to helpful animations and interactive learning tools Includes clinical images such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs Covers the effects of aging on various body systems Offers robust end of chapter assessments for learners

Access to Surgery: 500 Single Best Answers in General and Systemic Physiology (Paperback): Shahzad Raja Access to Surgery: 500 Single Best Answers in General and Systemic Physiology (Paperback)
Shahzad Raja
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides subject based "Single Best Answer" style questions for doctors on their Foundation Year rotations and candidates taking their MRCS exam. It includes SBA questions testing factual knowledge and clinical scenarios testing application of basic facts. Detailed answers and explanations enable doctors to revise without the need to read large Anatomy books. The book is divided into nine sections: General; Cardiovascular; Respiratory; Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base; Renal; Gastrointestinal; Neurophysiology; Endocrine; and, Reproductive areas.

Guyton & Hall Physiology Review (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John E. Hall Guyton & Hall Physiology Review (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John E. Hall
R677 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R88 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Guyton and Hall Physiology Review is the ideal way to prepare for class exams as well as the physiology portion of the USMLE Step 1. More than 1,000 board-style questions and answers allow you to test your knowledge of the most essential, need-to-know concepts in physiology. Includes thorough reviews of all major body systems, with an emphasis on system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. Designed as a companion to the 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, highlighting essential key concepts and featuring direct page references to specific questions. Provides essential information needed to prepare for the physiology portion of the USMLE Step 1. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes the full text plus an interactive assessment section.

Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): David E. Mohrman, Lois Jane Heller Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
David E. Mohrman, Lois Jane Heller
R830 R776 Discovery Miles 7 760 Save R54 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The best cardiovascular review available for the USMLE (R), exam review, and course work Cardiovascular Physiology, Ninth Edition is a concise and enjoyable way for you to gain a fundamental knowledge of the basic operating principles of the intact cardiovascular system and how those principles apply to clinical medicine. Succinct but thorough, it focuses on the facts and concepts you must know to get a solid "big picture" overview of how the cardiovascular system operates in normal and abnormal situations. No other text will prove more valuable in enhancing your ability to evaluate the myriad new information you will be exposed to throughout your career, than Cardiovascular Physiology. There is no faster or more effective way to learn how the key principles of cardiovascular function apply to common and pathological challenges than this engagingly written, time-proven guide. Medical students will find it to be an outstanding review for the USMLE (R) Step 1 and experienced clinicians will find it be a valuable clinical refresher. Features*NEW! Increased focus on cardiovascular energetics*"Perspectives" section in each chapter that identify important, currently unresolved issues *Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states*Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment*Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter*Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives*Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter

Case Studies in Physiology and Nutrition (Paperback, New): Lynne Berdanier, Carolyn D. Berdanier Case Studies in Physiology and Nutrition (Paperback, New)
Lynne Berdanier, Carolyn D. Berdanier
R1,226 Discovery Miles 12 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Integrates Student Knowledge of Nutrition Science with Physiology Today's knowledge of human health demands a multidisciplinary understanding of medically related sciences, and Case Studies in the Physiology of Nutrition answers the call. Dedicated to the integration of nutrition science with physiology, this text cohesively incorporates descriptions of human problems in order to stimulate students' critical thinking about how the body integrates various physiological factors to maintain homeostasis. Contains Key Points, Vocabulary Exercises, and Critical Thinking Problems This textbook uses short story-type case studies about fictional individuals who have health problems in order to address a range of issues in an approachable manner. The studies vary in difficulty, with some being straightforward with very simple answers, while others require in-depth thinking and literature research to solve. Each study presents patient background, symptoms, clinical finding, and questions to ponder. Upon qualifying course adoption, this book also includes a valuable instructor's manual, which provides solutions to exercises, problem analysis, and resolution to each case study. This ready-to-implement resource addresses: Homeostasis Obesity and malnutrition Anemia and diabetes Nutrient-gene expression Immune system Food safety Aging and nutrition Muscle and bone studies Case Studies in the Physiology of Nutrition provides an understanding of nutritional components by defining biochemical, mechanical, and physical functions. Its unique approach will aid students in relating functionality to system failure as well as understanding the role of environment in health and nutrition.

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Darien Pritchard, Su Fox Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Darien Pritchard, Su Fox
R483 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There has been an increase in interest in massage during the latter half of the 1990s, which has led to more colleges running the the courses. This book addresses anatomy, physiology and pathology, specifically aimed at the massage therapist. It provides a solid base for the student and early practitioner to learn the physical make-up of the body, giving a broad introduction to the body's physical functioning. The emphasis is on the body systems and aspects most relevant to the dynamics of massage, such as muscle activity, stress response, tension and relaxation, and the effect of touch.

Vascular Development (Hardcover): Derek J. Chadwick, Jamie A Goode Vascular Development (Hardcover)
Derek J. Chadwick, Jamie A Goode
R3,153 R2,928 Discovery Miles 29 280 Save R225 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The formation of blood vessels is an essential aspect of embryogenesis in vertebrates. It is a central feature of numerous post-embryonic processes, including tissue and organ growth and regeneration. It is also part of the pathology of tumour formation and certain inflammatory conditions.

In recent years, comprehension of the molecular genetics of blood vessel formation has progressed enormously and studies in vertebrate model systems, especially the mouse and the zebrafish, have identified a common set of molecules and processes that are conserved throughout vertebrate embryogenesis while, in addition, highlighting aspects that may differ between different animal groups.

The discovery in the past decade of the crucial role of new blood vessel formation for the development of cancers has generated great interest in angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones), with its major implications for potential cancer-control strategies. In addition, there are numerous situations where therapeutic treatments either require or would be assisted by vasculogenesis (the "de novo" formation of blood vessels). In particular, post-stroke therapies could include treatments that stimulate neovascularization of the affected tissues.

The development of such treatments, however, requires thoroughly understanding the developmental properties of endothelial cells and the basic biology of blood vessel formation.

While there are many books on angiogenesis, this unique book focuses on exactly this basic biology and explores blood vessel formation in connection with tissue development in a range of animal models. It includes detailed discussions of relevant cell biology, genetics and embryogenesis of blood vessel formation and presents insights into the cross-talk between developing blood vessels and other tissues.

With contributions from vascular biologists, cell biologists and developmental biologists, a comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary volume is the outcome.

Tinnitus and Stress - An Interdisciplinary Companion for Healthcare Professionals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Agnieszka J.... Tinnitus and Stress - An Interdisciplinary Companion for Healthcare Professionals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Agnieszka J. Szczepek, Birgit Mazurek
R2,000 R1,710 Discovery Miles 17 100 Save R290 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides up-to-date scientific information on the pathways by which psychosocial stress can affect the auditory system and describes current approaches to the management of patients with stress-related tinnitus. The latest evidence is presented on aspects such as the role of stress hormones in auditory function, the effects of allostatic load, circadian sensitivity to auditory trauma, and the association between stress-related biomarkers and tinnitus. The clinically oriented chapters discuss psychometric instruments of value in the tinnitus clinic and present stress-related tinnitus treatment protocols and outcome measures. It is widely acknowledged that the tinnitus percept acts as a stressor. However, it is also now evident that psychosocial stress can play a causative role in tinnitus and that the impact varies according to the level, duration, and quality of the stress. Assessment of the types and levels of stress in tinnitus patients before, during, and after treatment is therefore very important. Healthcare professionals attending tinnitus patients will benefit from the information that this book provides on the relationship between tinnitus and stress and from the practical guidance that it offers.

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist (Paperback, 3 New Edition): Ian Power Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist (Paperback, 3 New Edition)
Ian Power 1
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, now in its Third Edition, continues to provide candidates with a "tailor-made" alternative to more general physiology textbooks and delivers information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. The book covers the physiology of all major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. In addition, special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing, and the physiological effects of specific environments-all highly relevant to anaesthetic practice-have been incorporated. The third edition builds upon several new features introduced in the last edition: learning objectives, areas for reflection, and a handy summary of physiological equations and tables. Copious diagrams throughout support the text and aid in the understanding of difficult concepts. The authors integrate their teaching experience in physiology into the content to improve the understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist. This book will remain an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, as well as a useful revision aid.

Principles of Human Physiology (Hardcover, 6th edition): Cindy L Stanfield Principles of Human Physiology (Hardcover, 6th edition)
Cindy L Stanfield
R4,653 Discovery Miles 46 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For courses in Human Physiology Don't just study-visualize, explore, and solve problems in human physiology with Principles of Human Physiology! Principles of Human Physiology, Sixth Edition uses a precise and clear-cut writing style to offer lasting comprehension for Human Physiology students, extending to real-life application in the field. The Sixth Edition provides essential digital resources to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The exceptional art program is consistent, scientifically accurate, and visually appealing. Stanfield's renowned flexible pedagogy allows instructors to choose what is essential to students when mapping out their course. MasteringA&P provides a framework for students to practice solving clinical problems, think conceptually, and apply new knowledge. Assigning interactive tutorials and coaching activities in MasteringA&P directs student learning on the toughest topics and provides a comprehensive and engaging learning environment. Also available with MasteringA&P (TM) MasteringA&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Principles of Human Physiology to engage students and improve results. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics (TM). Students can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringA&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MasteringA&P, search for: 0134169042 / 9780134169040 Principles of Human Physiology Plus MasteringA&P with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/E Package consists of: 013429890X / 9780134298900 MasteringA&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Principles of Human Physiology, 6/e 0134169808 / 9780134169804 Principles of Human Physiology, 6/e

Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Laurie Kelly McCorry Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Laurie Kelly McCorry
R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A firm grasp of the functions of living organisms is one of the most important prerequisites to pharmacy study. The long-awaited second edition of Essentials of Human Physiology presents concepts in physiology in a way that prepares students for their subsequent study of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapeutics. Thoroughly revised and updated, this text maintains the clarity of the first edition, yet provides important new information to give students a solid grounding in some of the most important aspects of pharmacy. As with the first edition, the book begins with an overview of the fundamental aspects of cell membrane physiology with particular emphasis on nerve cell function. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the two major regulatory systems in the body: the nervous system and the endocrine system. The book then continues with in-depth presentations of the reproductive, muscular, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, and renal systems. An important focus throughout the text is how tissue and organ function are regulated in order to maintain homeostasis. New in This Edition: * All 19 chapters updated and expanded * Revised and additional subsections of pharmacy applications * New sections on medical terms with pronunciations and definitions * New chapters on the reproductive and immune systems * Additional figures and tables to clarify information . This book was written by Laurie Kelly McCorry, a professor of physiology for eighteen years. Using simple, straightforward language, the text presents the science of physiology clearly so that undergraduate students will understand the relevance of these concepts as they relate to the practice of pharmacy. By studying and mastering the principles in this text, students will develop a secure foundation in human physiology so that they are better equipped to meet the challenges in their pharmacy career.

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