Flesh and Blood

Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society

Author: George C. Denniston,Frederick Mansfield Hodges,Marilyn Fayre Milos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475740115

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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Who owns your sex organs? Different cultures today and in different epochs have given a variety of answers to this question. It may seem self evident that every individual owns and has sovereignty over his or her own body parts, such as the head, legs, nose, stomach, pancreas, and other body parts. The sex organs, however, seem to be an exception. Even though they are as much an integral part of the individual as a leg or a liver, the sex organs are unique in that many cultures have established laws and taboos over the use and even the mere display of the sex organs. Thus, certain cultures have placed constraints over the individual's ownership of his or her sex organs and actively regulate and restrict the individual's access and use of those organs. In other cultures, the question of ownership of the sex organs is more decisively answered. In any culture where circumcision to any degree of either the male or female is practiced, permitted, encouraged, or even merely tolerated, it is clear that the individual is not considered to own his own sex organs. In the United States today, the medical establishment has created an is considered acceptable and desirable that anyone for environment where it any reason can authorize or execute the amputation of the foreskin from a male child's penis.

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

Author: Babbette LaMarca,Barbara T. Alexander

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128131985

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology is a comprehensive look into the often overlooked and underappreciated fundamental sex differences between men and women and how those differences affect the cardiovascular system. It covers cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling and the development of pathology. With contributions from world-renowned research investigators, this up-to-date reference compiles critical knowledge on cardiovascular sex differences, providing researchers and clinicians with a better understanding of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in both men and women. Identifies the fundamental sex differences in the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system Describes cell signaling pathways involved in sex-associated cardiovascular function and diseases Puts the sex differences in cardiovascular diseases in the forefront to improve cardiovascular prognoses

Schaum's Easy Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Kent M. Van De Graaff,R. Ward Rhees

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071369763

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 6881


Boiled-down essentials of the top-selling Schaum's Outline series for the student with limited time What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, each new title features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give students quick pointers to the essentials. Designed to appeal to underprepared students and readers turned off by dense text Cartoons, sidebars, icons, and other graphic pointers get the material across fast Concise text focuses on the essence of the subject Delivers expert help from teachers who are authorities in their fields Perfect for last-minute test preparation So small and light that they fit in a backpack!

Case Files


Author: Eugene C. Toy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071445757

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 4470


This book presents 50 clinical cases emphasizing the basic science aspects of physiology, traditionally one of the most difficult basic science subjects. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions.

Nursing Hesi A2

A Quickstudy Laminated Reference & Study Guide

Author: April Michelle Davis

Publisher: Quickstudy Reference Guides

ISBN: 9781423236528


Page: 6

View: 2785


Essential academic skill requirements covered for the HESI test for entry into Nursing School, all in 6 laminated pages. The HESI A2 is predictable and this aspect makes the test easier to study for since the same concepts are covered in every test using the same types of questions. However, many people have underestimated this test their first time around and had to take it again, do not be one of them. These 6 laminated pages are a guide to success. Nurses are some of the biggest fans of QuickStudy guides, so start your collection and get started on a new career. 6-page laminated guide includes: Mathematics Reading Comprehension Vocabulary Grammar Biology Chemistry Anatomy & Physiology Physics

Emergency Medical Technician Quick Reference Guide

Author: Barcharts, Inc.

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423218630

Category: Medical

Page: 6

View: 2190


Don't go through your EMT training course without this handy reference! Packed with valuable information on scene size-up and patient assessment, this guide is an essential study tool for EMTs in training and an excellent refresher for EMTs already in the field. This guide also features a large section on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all major body systems, along with common disorders and injury management. Helpful illustrations and tables are included for quick reference.


Author: Medical Library Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical libraries

Page: N.A

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