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Title:
Human growth after birth.
Author:
Sinclair, David Cecil.
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Edition:
Sixth edition / David Sinclair, Peter Dangerfield.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780192629050
Format :
Book

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Central Library QP84 .S46 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Growth is a process which affects every individual from the hour of birth to the hour of death and forms a background to almost every medical discipline, and Human Growth After Birth has been extremely successful in five editions. This book is written in a clear and approachable style and isthe only publication which provides an elementary overview of the various manifestations of human growth. Professor David Sinclair, Professor of Human Anatomy, University of Aberdeen, wrote the first five editions, the last of which was published in 1989. Dr Peter Dangerfield, Department of HumanAnatomy, University of Liverpool has updated the book for this new edtion while maintaining the unique style and appeal of the text. The new edition covers recent concepts in cell growth, the cell cycly and growth inhibitors. This book also contains the latest information on genes and the humangenome. The sections on the growth of the CNS and on reproduction and infertility have been revised in line with current thinking. The references have been fully updated and boxed further reading has been added. Key points are highlighted throughout, and there are a number of newillustrations.


Author Notes

David Sinclair is at University of Aberdeen. Peter Dangerfield is at University of Liverpool Medical School.


Table of Contents

1 Human growth after birth
Definition
Major factors in controlling growth
Molecular biology, genetics and growth
Processes of growth
Cell growth, division and the cell cycle
Cell differentiation
Regulation of cell populations
Growth of the intercellular matrix
Phases of growth
Growth curves
Mathematical models of growth
2 Growth in height and weight
Growth curves and growth heights
Prediction of adult height
The merits of size
Short stature and gigantism
The problems of extreme size
3 Growth of tissues
Connective tissues
Body fat
Skin
Muscle and Tendon
Nervous tissue
Cartilage and Bone
Body symmetry and asymmetry
4 Growth of systems
Patterns of growth by system
5 Indices of Maturity
Bone age
Dental age
Sexual age and puberty
Age of menarche
Estimation of chronological age from anatomical data
Neural age
Physiological age
Late and early development
6 Changes in shape and posture
The allometry equation
Shape of the infant
Changes in shape with growth
Classification of physique
Changes in posture with growth
Drawbacks of the erect posture
7 Genetic and hormonal factors influencing growth and maturation
Genetic control
Neural control
Growth hormones
8 Environmental factors influencing growth and maturation
Environmental effects on the body
Nutrition
Altitude
Secular trends
Socio-economic class
Disease
Antenatal
Seasonal
Climate
Exercise
Emotional
9 Growth and repair
Growth cycles: wear and tear
Growth activity in the reproductive tract
Repair of skin
Repair of fractures
Muscle
Joints and tendons
Other tissues and organs
Nerves
10 Disturbance of growth
General disturbances
Achondroplasia
Down's syndrome
Other genetic deficiencies
Pituitary dwarfism and growth hormone replacement
Thyroid hormones
Adrenal gland hormones
Sex hormones
Other hormones
Constitutional delayed growth
Determination of progress
Local disturbances
Congenital
Hyperplasia, hypoplasia & hypertrophy
Atrophy
Malignancy and cancer
11 Old age
Senescence
Ageing of cells and tissues
Degeration
Changes in tissue matrix
Ageing of systems
Theories of ageing

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