1st Edition

Revival: Biological Variation in Health and Illness (1995)
Race, Age, and Sex Differences





ISBN 9781138104846
Published July 13, 2017 by CRC Press
220 Pages

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Book Description

Specifically for the health professional, this book contains an extensive compilation of research findings on biologic variation by race, age, and gender relating to health and illness. Completely rewritten, revised, and updated, the Second Edition includes an increased discussion of biologic variation and expanded coverage of each chapter topic.
This book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms that influence biologic variation. It presents a well-documented discussion of research data and indicates areas where knowledge is lacking. A theoretical explanation is followed by examination of surface and anatomical variations, developmental variation, biochemical and enzymatic variations, disease susceptibility differences, and influence of the external variation. Consideration of sexual variation reveals more differences between the sexes than among races. Misconceptions about racial uniformity and diversity are exposed throughout the book. Tables of specific biologic variations allow easy reference and access to the literature.

Table of Contents

Biologic Variation Introduced
Biologic Variation
Human Genetics - A Review
Population Genetics - An Overview
References
Surface Variations and Anatomic Differences
Surface Variation
Anatomic Variation
Summary
References
Developmental Variation in Childhood
Body Size and Proportion Differences
Developmental Maturity Differences
Environmental Effects
Surface Features
Common Clinical Measurements
Disease Differential
Other Variations
Summary
References
Developmental Variation in Adulthood
Body Size, Shape, and Composition
Surface Manifestations
Developmental Changes
Disease Susceptibility
Longevity Prediction and Promotion
Summary
References
Biochemical Variation and Differential
Disease Susceptibility
Biochemical Variants
Differential Disease Susceptibility
Summary
References
Environmentally Related Variation
Climate
Altitude
Diet
Summary References
Sexual Variation
Reactions to Stressors
Brain Differences
Physical Performance and Strength
Life Span and Maintenance of Health
Sex Differences - An Explanation
Summary
References
Index

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