Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics
Paola S. Timiras
2 Rev ed
Ageing is an inevitable aspect of living. This book covers the ageing process from a physiological viewpoint, examining all systems of the body and describing changes that occur with normal ageing and in disease. Its primary focus is on humans, but some animal and in vitro research is included to explain mechanisms and theories of ageing. Integrated aspects of ageing are considered, and peventative and interventive measures for ensuring healthful ageing are discussed. This book considers many new appraoches and methods for studying the ageing process. Information on molecular and cellular mechanisms, pathology, and ageing-related diseases is provided to promote a better understanding of basic biological mechanisms. The book also discusses theories, epidemiology, demographics, and comparative and differential ageing.
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