Biology of Human Aging
For one-semester introductory-level courses in the Biology of Human Aging, for non-majors. 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.
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INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN AGING
THEORIES OF AGING
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