Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

Author: Jane Coad,Melvyn Dunstall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101302

Category: Medical

Page: 444

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"Aimed directly at midwives, Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives Second Edition provides a thorough grounding in the structure and functions of the human body associated with childbearing, birth and postnatal care. This new edition has a fully revised section on how this knowledge can be applied to practice and includes cutting edge information on reproductive cycles and sexual differentiation and behaviour. Clear language and illustrations ensure complete understanding and effective learning." "This text will be invaluable to both practising midwives and midwifery students." --Book Jacket.
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Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives E-Book

Author: Jane Coad,Melvyn Dunstall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045934

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives 3rd edition builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. A comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery.
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Immunology and Ageing in Europe

Author: Graham Pawelec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784274903175

Category: Immune system

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Hormones

Author: Anthony W. Norman,Gerald Litwack

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080534138

Category: Medical

Page: 558

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The newly revised and updated Hormones, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of human hormones, viewed in light of modern theories of hormone action and in the context of current understanding of subcellular and cellular architecture and classical organ physiology. Each chapter presents a physiological description of the hormone system under consideration, followed by a listing of the mode-of-action of the hormone. This book includes significant advances in the molecular biology of receptors, hormones, and studies of hormone action that have transpired over the past five years. The text updates the material on enzymes related to steroid metabolism and new hormone systems, as well as providing a new chapter on hormones and cancer. Completely updates the material, covering new discoveries and significant advances since the First Edition was published in 1987 Contains new information regarding steroid hormones, the role of hormones in cancer, and a comprehensive introductory chapter Presents an overview of virtually all important hormones Provides detailed physiological, cellular, and molecular descriptions of classical human endocrine systems Streamlines the presentation of the First Edition, making the book easier to use and read
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ACTH Action in the Adrenal Cortex: From Molecular Biology to Pathophysiology

Author: Nicole Gallo-Payet,Antoine Martinez,André Lacroix

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889452328

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Page: N.A

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By stimulating adrenal gland and corticosteroid synthesis, the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) plays a central role in response to stress. In this Research Topic, a particular attention has been given to the recent developments on adrenocortical zonation; the growth-promoting activities of ACTH; the various steps involved in acute and chronic regulation of steroid secretion by ACTH, including the effect of ACTH on circadian rhythms of glucocorticoid secretion. The Research Topic also reviews progress and challenges surrounding the properties of ACTH binding to the MC2 receptor (MC2R), including the importance of melanocortin-2 receptor accessory protein (MRAP) in MC2R expression and function, the various intracellular signaling cascades, which involve not only protein kinase A, the key mediator of ACTH action, but also phosphatases, phosphodiesterases, ion channels and the cytoskeleton. The importance of the proteins involved in the cell detoxification is also considered, in particular the effect that ACTH has on protection against reactive oxygen species generated during steroidogenesis. The impact of the cellular microenvironment, including local production of ACTH is discussed, both as an important factor in the maintenance of homeostasis, but also in pathological situations, such as severe inflammation. Finally, the Research Topic reviews the role that the pituitary-adrenal axis may have in the development of metabolic disorders. In addition to mutations or alterations of expression of genes encoding components of the steroidogenesis and signaling pathways, chronic stress and sleep disturbance are both associated with hyperactivity of the adrenal gland. A resulting effect is increased glucocorticoid secretion inducing food intake and weight gain, which, in turn, leads to insulin and leptin resistance. These aspects are described in detail in this Research Topic by key investigators in the field. Many of the aspects addressed in this Research Topic still represent a stimulus for future studies, their outcome aimed at providing evidence of the central position occupied by the adrenal cortex in many metabolic functions when its homeostasis is disrupted. An in-depth investigation of the mechanisms underlying these pathways will be invaluable in developing new therapeutic tools and strategies.
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Moderate to Severe Psoriasis, Fourth Edition

Author: John Y. M. Koo,Ethan C. Levin,Argentina Leon,Jashin J. Wu,Alice B. Gottlieb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482215160

Category: Medical

Page: 417

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Written by experts in the dermatology field, this new fourth edition of Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis discusses the current use of biologics and other pharmacologic and phototherapy treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Illustrated with high quality color figures, this standalone text emphasizes safe and effective treatments for the psoriasis patient that are perfect for the dermatologist in daily practice. New to this edition are chapters on day treatment programs, new agents, erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis, special populations, and pharmacogenetics.
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Proteomics of Spermatogenesis

Author: G. S. Gupta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387276556

Category: Science

Page: 855

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Recent developments of experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biology have made it possible to understand the molecular biology of male gametogenesis in greater detail. This book focuses on the description of specialized proteins, which are dominantly and/or specifically expressed in germ cells and localized in spermatozoa. There is an urgent need to classify proteins of spermatogenic cells with a view of their functions, and their applications in the regulation of fertility and in understanding infertility. The understanding of structural properties of male germ cell specific proteins can offer vulnerable points for targeted intervention in testis without generalized effects on stages of spermatogenesis. Besides targeted action in male germ cells, sperm specific proteins and polypeptides may also offer potential application in the development of a contraceptive vaccine.
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Cancer Management in Man

Biological Response Modifiers, Chemotherapy, Antibiotics, Hyperthermia, Supporting Measures

Author: Paul V. Woolley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400910959

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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This volume, the last in this series on cancer growth and Moreover, the current status of plant-derived vinca alka progression, is a companion volume to Volume IX and loids and non-alkaloid natural products is summarized. further explores established and novel approaches for the Advances in hyperthermia and additional approaches for therapy of patients with malignant neoplasms. The stra the therapy of malignancies are also presented. tegies reflected in these volumes are direct extrapolations The volume continues with chapters on bone marrow from the basic science of cancer biology, growth and pro transplantation as well as hematologic and nutritional sup gression described in earlier volumes of this series. Some port for the cancer patient. Blood pressure in the cancer approaches are directed towards the eradication or modifi patient, therapy for nausea and vomiting as well as pain are cation of the properties of heterogeneous malignant tumor discussed. The last chapter is devoted to the problems of the cells at various stages of tumor progression, while other terminally ill, including evaluations of the burden relatives approaches are directed towards modification of the host and friends of the cancer patient have to bear. antitumor defense systems, e. g. , enhancement of host anti It is clear that important advances in the basic science of tumor immune reactivity.
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Issues in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965463

Category: Medical

Page: 922

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Issues in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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