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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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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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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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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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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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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