Summary: A general -- yet substantive -- overview of the aging process, this text explores age-related changes and age-related dysfunctions common to each body system. Scientific terminology is kept to a minimum.
Considers age-related changes at the cellular level.
Devotes separate chapters to each body system and its typical age-related changes. first considers the normal structure and function of the organs of the particular system.
then d ...show moreiscusses age-related changes and age-related dysfunctions common to the system. Adds new topics such as: importance of regular health examinations.
advanced glycation end products (AGEs).
ribosomes and aging changes in ribosomes.
senile purpura and senile angiomas.
muscle cramps, polymyositis, and polymalgia rheumatica.
insomnia, and the cerebellum.
age-associated T lymphocyte defects, acquired immune deficiency syndromes (AIDS), and lymphomas.
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, forced vital capacity, and forced expiratory volume per second.
nocturia, endocrine function of kidneys, and PSA test.
androgens in females.
hypothyroidism, and stress responses. Expands coverage of: skin cancer.
osteoporosis and arthritis.
Alzheimer's and age-related changes in neurons.
age-related changes in the eye, and presbycusis.
atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis.
RDA tables, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins.
age-related changes of kidneys.
classification of conditions considered to be dementias.
all Recommended Dietary Allowance Tables to 1986. Updates and expands all bibliographies. ...show less