Human growth after birth

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Oxford University Press, Nov 19, 1998 - Medical - 251 pages
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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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Nature of growth
1
Growth in height and weight
24
Growth of tissues
55
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About the author (1998)

David Sinclair is a top journalist and the author of several previous biographies, including "Edgar Allan Poe, "Dynasty, "The Astors and Their Times, and "Two Georges. Most recently, he has been executive editor of the "Financial Mail on Sunday.

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