A Thinking Approach to Physiology

Author: Ian N. Sabir,Juliet A. Usher-Smith

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812706011

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Whereas other fields continue to become more complex and specialized, physiology happily remains an area that can still be understood by thinking from first principles. However, given the increasing quantity of information available today, it is easy to become overly concerned with details and give in to the temptation to memorize rather than understand. In this concise book, the authors convey their enthusiasm for physiology and convincingly persuade the reader that with a sound understanding of principles, details often fall effortlessly into place. It is by no means an attempt to produce another comprehensive textbook. Instead, a broad overview of the subject is presented, covering areas that are not given the attention they deserve in other texts whilst purposely omitting those aspects where memorization is an unfortunate necessity.
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The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis

How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk

Author: R. McCormick

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608824670

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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No pill will cure you of osteoporosis. While medication can sometimes help, it won't fully address the underlying causes of your osteoporosis or osteopenia. To restore bone health, you'll need a targeted program combining the best bone-building strategies from traditional and holistic medicine. The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis distills these complex strategies into a whole-body plan you can begin today to dramatically improve your bone strength and overall vitality. This comprehensive guide includes information on: •What to eat for stronger bones •Choosing bone-building supplements and osteoporosis medications •Foods and medications that may be contributing to bone loss •Signs and symptoms that can help you monitor your bone health •How lab tests can help you personalize your plan
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An Integrated Approach to Health Sciences: Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Chemistry and Medical Microbiology

Author: Bruce Colbert,Jeff Ankney,Joe Wilson,John Havrilla

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113341849X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Unlike any other resource on the market, AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO HEALTH SCIENCES, 2E takes an all-in-one approach to preparing your 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 instructors aiming to provide a foundational knowledge in the health sciences. And although the textbook can stand alone, it has capabilities for enhancements with a rich array of extra resources that include videos, animations, interactive games, study questions and a workbook with activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology E-Book

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series

Author: Mordecai P. Blaustein,Joseph P. Y. Kao,Donald R. Matteson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323086640

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Gain a quick and easy understanding of this complex subject with the 2nd edition of Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology by doctors Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph PY Kao, and Donald R. Matteson. The expanded and thoroughly updated content in this Mosby Physiology Monograph Series title bridges the gap between basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, and organ and systems physiology, providing the rich, clinically oriented coverage you need to master the latest concepts in neuroscience. See how cells function in health and disease with extensive discussion of cell membranes, action potentials, membrane proteins/transporters, osmosis, and more. Intuitive and user-friendly, this title is a highly effective way to learn cellular physiology and neurophysiology. Focus on the clinical implications of the material with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Gain a solid grasp of transport processes—which are integral to all physiological processes, yet are neglected in many other cell biology texts. Understand therapeutic interventions and get an updated grasp of the field with information on recently discovered molecular mechanisms. Conveniently explore mathematical derivations with special boxes throughout the text. Test your knowledge of the material with an appendix of multiple-choice review questions, complete with correct answers Understand the latest concepts in neurophysiology with a completely new section on Synaptic Physiology. Learn all of the newest cellular physiology knowledge with sweeping updates throughout. Reference key abbreviations, symbols, and numerical constants at a glance with new appendices.
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Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Visual!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781786867

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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Part of the Incredibly Visual! extension of the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series®, this innovative book uses a vivid graphic presentation to maximize the power of visual thinking in understanding anatomy and physiology. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids demonstrate the anatomic structures and physiologic processes of each body system. Logos include Memory Board—visual mnemonics; Inside Scoop—close-up look at internal anatomic structures; Go with the Flow—physiology flowcharts; and Through the Ages—age-related considerations. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.
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Physiology and Behavior Therapy

Conceptual Guidelines for the Clinician

Author: James G. Hollandsworth Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146847023X

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Despite the widespread use of psychophysiological concepts and meth ods in behavior therapy, there is no text devoted specifically to the subject. The publication of this book is necessary and timely, and should promote a better appreciation of the physiological roots of behavior therapy. The important connections between physiology and behavior thera py receive insufficient recognition nowadays, despite the fact that his torically one of the two main streams of behavior therapy grew out of a physiological basis. Wolpe's early work was closely connected to phys iology, and in contemporary behavior therapy, Lang's critical contribu tion is firmly based in psychophysiology. The physiological component is prominent in Lang's highly productive three-systems analysis of emo tion and in its application to psychological disorders. In addition, there are philosophical reasons for maintaining the close connection between behavior therapy and physiology. The existence of these connections, and their justification, can raise few objections, and it is therefore curious that a book on this significant subject has not appeared earlier. The importance of physiology for behavior therapy can be illus trated by considering the nature of a behavior therapy deprived of its physiological connections. It would survive, certainly, but as a rather scrawny, uninteresting orphan among many clamorous competitors.
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Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy

Author: Stephen Gaukroger,Senior Lecturer in Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005258

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human happiness. Stephen Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts, 'On Living Things' and 'On Man', from Descartes' other writings. He relates the work to the tradition of late Scholastic textbooks which it follows, and also to Descartes' other philosophical writings.
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Systemic Intervention

Philosophy, Methodology, and Practice

Author: Gerald Midgley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306464881

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

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This book aims to rethink systemic intervention to enhance its relevance for supporting social change in the 21st century. It offers a new systems philosophy and methodology, focusing upon the fundamental importance of exploring value and boundary judgements as part of the intervention process. It includes four detailed examples of the practice of systemic intervention.
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Bartlett, Culture and Cognition

Author: Akiko Saito

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463451X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Frederic C. Bartlett is well known for his contributions to cognitive psychology, especially in the field of memory. This collection, by internationally renowned scholars including: Alan Baddeley, Richard Gregory, William Brewer, Steen Larsen, Michael Cole, Jennifer Cole and Mary Douglas, brings together contemporary applications of Bartlett's work in cognitive psychology. It also includes areas in which Bartlett has been hitherto largely ignored: sociocultural psychology and the history and philosophy of science. It will be of great interest to those engaged in cognitive science, psychology, anthropology and the history of science.
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Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology E-Book

A Problem-Based Approach

Author: Mitchell L. Halperin,Marc B. Goldstein,Kamel S. Kamel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143771062X

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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The revised and updated fourth edition of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology continues to offer expert advice on the bedside management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Distinguished authors synthesize key theoretical and clinical information in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Discussions on the latest science, as well as new cases, new discoveries, and new approaches in intensive care are just a few of the updates you’ll find to help you make the best management decisions. Clinical information is presented in an easy-to-understand style, and the integration of color offers increased visual guidance. What’s more, diagnostic flow charts and critical questions challenge your problem-solving skills and reinforce your decision-making expertise. Incorporates relevant information on energy metabolism and endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular physiology. Features a consistent, user-friendly format with diagnostic algorithms and helpful margin notes. Includes numerous case studies that illustrate how key management principles are applied in practice. Presents questions and explanations throughout that let you test your knowledge and hone your skills. Features entirely new cases with discussions that keep you on the cusp of current clinical dilemmas and standards of practice. Discusses new treatment options to help you provide optimal care. Presents new discoveries to bring you up to date on the latest findings in science and clinical practice. Offers new approaches in critical care keeping you current in this emerging area of nephrology.
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Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism

Author: Kim Corbin-Lewis,Julie M. Liss

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305175972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology. The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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A System Architecture Approach to the Brain

From Neurons to Consciousness

Author: L. Andrew Coward

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594544330

Category: Medical

Page: 349

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This book is the integrated presentation of a large body of work on understanding the operation of biological brains as systems. The work has been carried out by the author over the last 22 years, and leads to a claim that it is relatively straightforward to understand how human cognition results from and is supported by physiological processes in the brain. This claim has roots in the technology for designing and manufacturing electronic systems which manage extremely complex telecommunications networks with high reliability, in real time and with no human intervention. Such systems perform very large numbers of interacting control features. Although there is little direct resemblance between such systems and biological brains, the ways in which these practical considerations force system architectures within some specific bounds leads to an understanding of how different but analogous practical considerations constrain the architectures of brains within different bounds called the Recommendation Architecture. These architectural bounds make it possible to relate cognitive phenomena to physiological processes.
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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak

A History of Soviet Cybernetics

Author: Slava Gerovitch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262572255

Category: History

Page: 369

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An archive-based history of Soviet cybernetics that focuses on the interplay of scientific, economic, and political discourses in the Soviet Union and Russia from the late 1940s through the 1990s.
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The Ecological Approach To Visual Perception

Author: James J. Gibson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135059721

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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This is a book about how we see: the environment around us (its surfaces, their layout, and their colors and textures); where we are in the environment; whether or not we are moving and, if we are, where we are going; what things are good for; how to do things (to thread a needle or drive an automobile); or why things look as they do. The basic assumption is that vision depends on the eye which is connected to the brain. The author suggests that natural vision depends on the eyes in the head on a body supported by the ground, the brain being only the central organ of a complete visual system. When no constraints are put on the visual system, people look around, walk up to something interesting and move around it so as to see it from all sides, and go from one vista to another. That is natural vision -- and what this book is about.
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Individual Differences

Normal And Abnormal

Author: College, University of London,Michael W. Eysenck

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317716388

Category: Psychology

Page: 209

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A title in the modular "Principles of Psychology" series, designed for A- level and other introductory courses. While normal individuals obviously differ from each other in various ways, psychologists have emphasized differences in intelligence and personality. This emphasis is reflected in the book, and various different views are discussed at length.; Abnormality has always been a source of fascination, although it has been difficult to form a good understanding of why and how abnormality develops. Psychologists have also grappled with other complex issues, such as how to classify abnormal individuals and what forms of treatment will prove beneficial. In spite of complexities, much progress has been made.
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Genes and the Agents of Life

The Individual in the Fragile Sciences Biology

Author: Robert A. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521544955

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Genes and the Agents of Life undertakes to rethink the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing parallels with the cognitive and social sciences. Genes, organisms, and species are all agents of life but how are each of these conceptualized within genetics, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and systematics? The book includes highly accessible discussions of genetic encoding, species and natural kinds, and pluralism above the levels of selection, drawing on work from across the biological sciences. The book is a companion to the author's Boundaries of the Mind, also available from Cambridge, where the focus is the cognitive sciences. The book will appeal to a broad range of professionals and students in philosophy, biology, and the history of science.
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Environmental Physiology of Plants

Author: Alastair H. Fitter,Robert K.M. Hay

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080549810

Category: Science

Page: 367

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This is the third edition of an established and successful university textbook. The original structure and philosophy of the book continue in this new edition, providing a genuine synthesis of modern ecological and physiological thinking, while entirely updating the detailed content. New features include a fresh, unified treatment of toxicity, emphasizing common features of plant response to ionic, gaseous, and other toxins, explicit treatment of issues relating to global change, and a section on the role of fire in plant physiology and communities. The illustrations in the text are improved over previous editions, including color plates for the first time, and the authors' continuing commitment to providing wide citation of the relevant literature has further improved the reference list. This revision of Environmental Physiology of Plants will ensure the reputation of this title as a useful and relevant text well into the 21st century. Includes enhanced illustrations, now with color plates Examines new molecular approaches which can be harnessed to solve problems in physiology Features new topics such as the unified treatment of toxicity, an explicit treatment of the issues relating to global change, and a section on the role of fire
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The Neurobiology of the Gods

How Brain Physiology Shapes the Recurrent Imagery of Myth and Dreams

Author: Erik D. Goodwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113649684X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 1982

Where does science end and religion begin? Can "spiritual" images and feelings be understood on a neurobiological level without dismissing their power and mystery? In this book, psychiatrist Erik Goodwyn addresses these questions by reviewing decades of research, putting together a compelling argument that the emotional imagery of myth and dreams can be traced to our deep brain physiology, and importantly, how a sensitive look at this data reveals why mythic or religious symbols are indeed more "godlike" than we might have imagined. The Neurobiology of the Gods weaves together Jungian depth psychology with research in evolutionary psychology, neuroanatomy, cognitive science, neuroscience, anthropology, mental imagery, dream research, and metaphor theory into a comprehensive model of how our brains contribute to the recurrent images of dreams, myth, religion and even hallucinations. Divided into three sections, this book provides: definitions and foundations an examination of individual symbols conclusive thoughts on how brain physiology shapes the recurring images that we experience. Goodwyn shows how common dream, myth and religious experiences can be meaningful and purposeful without discarding scientific rigor. The Neurobiology of the Gods will therefore be essential reading for Jungian analysts and psychologists as well as those with an interest in philosophy, anthropology and the interface between science and religion.
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