Human Growth after Birth

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byDavid Sinclair, Peter Dangerfield

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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.

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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 elemen...

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

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192629050

ISBN - 13:9780192629050

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1. Human growth after birthDefinitionMajor factors in controlling growthMolecular biology, genetics and growthProcesses of growthCell growth, division and the cell cycleCell differentiationRegulation of cell populationsGrowth of the intercellular matrixPhases of growthGrowth curvesMathematical models of growth2. Growth in height and weightGrowth curves and growth heightsPrediction of adult heightThe merits of sizeShort stature and gigantismThe problems of extreme size3. Growth of tissuesConnective tissuesBody fatSkinMuscle and TendonNervous tissueCartilage and BoneBody symmetry and asymmetry4. Growth of systemsPatterns of growth by system5. Indices of MaturityBone ageDental ageSexual age and pubertyAge of menarcheEstimation of chronological age from anatomical dataNeural agePhysiological ageLate and early development6. Changes in shape and postureThe allometry equationShape of the infantChanges in shape with growthClassification of physiqueChanges in posture with growthDrawbacks of the erect posture7. Genetic and hormonal factors influencing growth and maturationGenetic controlNeural controlGrowth hormones8. Environmental factors influencing growth and maturationEnvironmental effects on the bodyNutritionAltitudeSecular trendsSocio-economic classDiseaseAntenatalSeasonalClimateExerciseEmotional9. Growth and repairGrowth cycles: wear and tearGrowth activity in the reproductive tractRepair of skinRepair of fracturesMuscleJoints and tendonsOther tissues and organsNerves10. Disturbance of growthGeneral disturbancesAchondroplasiaDown's syndromeOther genetic deficienciesPituitary dwarfism and growth hormone replacementThyroid hormonesAdrenal gland hormonesSex hormonesOther hormonesConstitutional delayed growthDetermination of progressLocal disturbancesCongenitalHyperplasia, hypoplasia and hypertrophyAtrophyMalignancy and cancer11. Old ageSenescenceAgeing of cells and tissuesDegerationChanges in tissue matrixAgeing of systemsTheories of ageing