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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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    Vascular system 1: anatomy and physiologySubscription

    Clinical26 March, 2018

    The vascular system supplies oxygen to the body and removes waste through five types of blood vessels. This article, the first in a three-part series, discusses vascular anatomy and physiology

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 11: the skinSubscription

    Clinical27 November, 2017

    The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin

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    Nurses should be aware of 'poor public knowledge of anatomy'Subscription

    News7 November, 2017

    Healthcare is being hampered because of the public’s poor basic understanding of anatomy, according to researchers, whose findings suggest UK clinicians need to explain things thoroughly to patients and assume a low level of knowledge unless otherwise indicated.

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 8: the reproductive systemSubscription

    Clinical29 August, 2017

    Age brings about changes to the male and female reproductive systems that lead to loss of fertility and the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause and andropause

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 7: the endocrine systemSubscription

    Clinical31 July, 2017

    Ageing negatively affects hormone secretion by the glands of the endocrine system, which makes older people more prone to insomnia, fractures, diabetes and cognitive changes

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 6: the eyes and earsSubscription

    Clinical26 June, 2017

    Normal age-related changes to the eyes and ears mean older people gradually see, hear and balance less well. Regular testing to detect common sight and hearing pathologies is essential

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 4: the renal systemSubscription

    Clinical2 May, 2017

    Like all body systems, the renal system goes through an inevitable decline in its function as the body ages, but in the absence of disease it will function adequately throughout life

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 3: the digestive systemSubscription

    Clinical27 March, 2017

    The many functions of the digestive system are differently affected by age, making older people more prone to gastrointestinal conditions

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    Anatomy and physiology of ageing 2: the respiratory systemSubscription

    Clinical27 February, 2017

    The normal ageing process brings about changes to the respiratory system which mean older people are at increased risk of respiratory tract infections. What exactly happens and why?

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    'A&P knowledge is as important as the 6Cs values'Subscription

    Opinion2 February, 2017

    Lynne Yates explains the importance of knowing how the aging process can affect a person’s body - and their response to treatment

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