Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition-presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features a new full-color layout, short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material. ...
In this book I explore the driving forces behind the current governmentsponsored
resurrection of phonics, and the arguments used to justify its legal
sanctification. I show that one thing is absolutely clear: Politics has taken
precedence over science, and over common sense as well.
Teachers and students today are under immense pressure, with ordnance
falling from the very highest levels of government.
The popular favor with which former editions of this work have been received has required the production of
such a vast number of copies, that the original electrotype plates from which it has heretofore been printed,
have been completely worn out.
The book has been re-produced in London, England, where six editions have already been necessary to supply
the demand for it.
In order to continue its publication to meet the demand which is still active in this country, it has been
necessary, inasmuch as the original electrotype plates have become worn and useless, to re-set the work
· Behavioural economics has been directed more to explaining choices than to
changing them. Even if there is a sense in which people can be shown to be making
poor decisions it is of course debatable whether it is appropriate to try to intervene. A
relatively small literature has looked at remedies for various cognitive biases. Little of
this is specifically applied to personal finance.
· A number of the debiasing techniques in the literature involve encouraging thinking
that is more critical. “Consider the opposite” encourages people to think why they
may be wrong.
Chapter 33 - Special senses. The special senses are smell, taste, vision, hearing, and equilibrium. They are called special senses because their sensory receptors are located within relatively large sensory organs in the head - the nose, tongue, eyes, and ears. This chapter introduces the structure and function of these sense organs and focuses on common diseases of the eyes and ears.
The special senses are smell, taste, vision, hearing, and equilibrium. They are called special senses because their sensory receptors are located within relatively large sensory organs in the head - the nose, tongue, eyes, and ears. Chapter 31 - Special senses, this chapter introduces the structure and function of these sense organs and focuses on common diseases of the eyes and ears.
Health in its broadest sense includes physical and mental health. Even though many health
workers agree with this broad conception of health, in reality the focus is mainly on physical
health. There are many reasons for this. Probably the most important reason is that health
workers do not understand much about mental health and are therefore less comfortable dealing
with mental health problems. However, in recent years there has been growing awareness about
various types of mental illnesses. Many health workers have become more interested in dealing
with these problems.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
are the most common hereditary cardiac conditions. Both are frequent
causes of sudden death and are often associated with an adverse disease
course.Alpha-cardiac actinis one of the disease genes where different mis-sense mutations have been found to cause either HCM or DCM. We have
tested the hypothesis that the protein-folding pathway plays a role in dis-ease development for two actin variants associated with DCM and six asso-ciated with HCM....
The advent of Self Organizing Maps (SOM) provided an opportunity for scientists to
experiment with its ability to solve hitherto complicated problems in all spheres of life.
SOM has found application in practically all fi elds, especially those which tend to handle
high dimensional data. SOM can be used for the clustering of genes, in the medical
fi eld, the study of multimedia and web-based content and in the transportation industry,
just to name a few.