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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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    Genes and chromosomes 4: common genetic conditionsSubscription

    Clinical17 September, 2018

    Chromosomal abnormalities and defective genes cause a variety of genetic disorders with specific features. This article is the last in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes

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    Genes and chromosomes 3: genes, proteins and mutationsSubscription

    Clinical28 August, 2018

    Proteins, essential to the fabric and function of the human body, are produced inside cells using genetic information contained in DNA. This article is the third in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes

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    Genes and chromosomes 2: cell division and genetic diversitySubscription

    Clinical30 July, 2018

    This article, the second in a four-part series on genes and chromosomes, explores cell division. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it

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    Genes and chromosomes 1: basic principles of geneticsSubscription

    Clinical25 June, 2018

    Genes are the basic units of inheritance in nature. This article is the first in a four-part series exploring the role of genes and chromosomes in inheritance, health and disease

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    The Nurses Anatomy and Physiology Colouring BookSubscription

    Book review14 June, 2018

    ’This is definitely a book that I would recommend to all student nurses as a starter when studying anatomy and physiology as it provides a fun way to learn’

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    Vascular system 3: diseases affecting the venous systemSubscription

    Clinical29 May, 2018

    The veins are affected by a range of conditions that produce burdensome symptoms for patients and high costs for health services. This article - the last in a three-part series - reviews the pathophysiology of, and risk factors for, venous disease

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    Vascular system 2: diseases affecting the arterial systemSubscription

    Clinical20 April, 2018

    Arteries, part of the vascular system, are affected by a range of diseases often originating in atherosclerosis. This article, the second in a three-part series on the vascular system, reviews arterial pathophysiology

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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

  • the renal system

    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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    '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

  • Long-term painkiller use could damage the inner ear

    Long-term painkiller use 'linked to hearing loss in women'

    NHS Choices22 December, 2016

    “Women who take paracetamol or ibuprofen just twice a week could be damaging their hearing permanently,” the Daily Mail reports.

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    Could Parkinson's disease start in the gut?

    NHS Choices5 December, 2016

    “Parkinson’s disease ‘may start in gut’,” BBC News reports. New research involving mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may lead to a greater decline in motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

  • Orthostatic hypotension 2: The physiology of blood pressure regulation

    Orthostatic hypotension 2: the physiology of blood pressure regulationSubscription

    Clinical7 November, 2016

    Regulation of the blood pressure is a vital physiological process enabling the body to respond to immediately changing demands such as ‘fight or flight’, or resting

  • Could riding roller coasters help you pass kidney stones?

    Could riding roller coasters help you pass kidney stones?

    NHS Choices5 October, 2016

    “Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster! Study shows it is the most pain-free cost-efficient way to pass them,” says the Mail Online of a study carried out in the US which tested riding roller coasters as a way of passing kidney stones.

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