Anatomical Anomalies

Author: Isabella Alston
Publisher: TAJ Books International
ISBN: 184406378X
Size: 21.20 MB
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The human body is an immensely complex and amazing system, but sometimes something goes haywire and causes one or more of its vital elements to misfire, resulting in bizarre and often devastating anatomical anomalies. Such physical abnormalities in times past often meant that the affected individuals would be stigmatized and shunned from the rest of society, primarily out of fear of the unknown. Thankfully, modern science and modern medicine working together have been able to solve many of these physical problems so that the currently afflicted can lead relatively normal lives. The general public has also grown more knowledgeable about the physical disfigurements that plague the human race and has thus become much more accepting of the pain and hardship faced on a daily basis by those so challenged. Extreme physical deformities are not viewed in the same light today as they were 100, or even 50, years ago. The very real people who once would have been the spectacles flaunted at freak shows are today shown understanding. Regardless of the modern times we enjoy, rare cases of physical abnormalities still persist that are so extreme little can be done to ameliorate the deformity.

Muscular And Skeletal Anomalies In Human Trisomy In An Evo Devo Context

Author: Rui Diogo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498711383
Size: 55.13 MB
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This book focuses on human anatomy and medicine and specifically on both muscular and skeletal birth defects in humans with trisomy. Moreover, this book also deals with Down syndrome, which is one of the most studied human syndromes and, due to its high incidence and the fact that individuals with this syndrome often live until adulthood, is of special interest to the scientific and medical community. This new line of inquiry is addressed to a wide audience, including medical researchers, physicians, surgeons, medical and dental students, pathologists, and pediatricians, among others, while also being of interest to developmental and evolutionary biologists, anatomists, functional morphologists, and zoologists.

Left Handedness Behavioral Implications And Anomalies

Author: S. Coren
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080867212
Size: 26.90 MB
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Left-handedness has been shown to be a possible marker for various psychological and physical abnormalities. This book presents evidence by a number of researchers who evaluate whether there are indeed differences between left- and right-handers which extend into the broader psychological and physiological realms. Several chapters show that left-handedness is found in unexpectedly high proportions in populations that suffer from various immune deficiency diseases, in alcoholics, dyslexics, mental retardates, psychopaths and other clinical groups. The book indicates why left-handedness should be a marker for such conditions. The genetic and environmental pressures on handedness are explored. A model for pathological left-handedness is presented, along with some interesting data which suggests that left-handedness may be associated with reduced life-span. Finally, several chapters discuss the implications of handedness patterns in non-clinical populations.

Bergman S Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Human Anatomic Variation

Author: R. Shane Tubbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118430271
Size: 63.20 MB
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Building on the strength of the previous two editions, Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the third installment of the classic human anatomical reference launched by Dr. Ronald Bergman. With both new and updated entries, and now illustrated in full color, the encyclopedia provides an even more comprehensive reference on human variation for anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, surgeons, medical personnel, and all students of anatomy. Developed by a team of editors with extensive records publishing on both human variation and normal human anatomy, Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the long awaited update to this classic reference.

Ultrasonic Diagnosis Of Cerebrovascular Disease

Author: M.P. Spencer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400943059
Size: 74.67 MB
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This book is designed as a definitive report on current capabilities of ultrasound imaging and Doppler evaluation of the cerebral circulation, both extracranial and intracranial. The basic chapters are directed to the beginner in ultrasound and hemodynamics and for the expert in updating newly available modalities and techniques new to the field. The ultrasonic and hemodynamic principles are presented for physicians and vascular technologists in a practical way to avoid unnecessary mathematics. The aim is for maximum clinical utilization so that available equipment may be used more efficiently and provide more accurate diagnosis. The selection of authors represents a wide range of the expertise available in the world today. M.P. Spencer Contents Preface V Contributors IX 1. Introduction 1 Merrill P. Spencer, M.D. 2. Ultrasound physical concepts 7 Merrill P. Spencer, M.D., Ronald E. Hileman, Ph.D., John M. Reid, Ph.D 3. Doppler instrumentation 29 Robert S. Reneman, MD., Ph.D., A.P.G. Hoeks, Ph.D. 4. Normal anatomy, anatomical anomalies and collateral Pathways of the blood supply to the brain 43 Robert Ackerstaff, M.D. 5. Normal blood flow in the arteries 57 Merrill P. Spencer, M.D. 6. Normal physiology and pathophysiology of human cerebral blood fuw ~ P.C.M. Mosmans, M.D., E.J. Jonkman, M.D.