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The clock of ages : why we age - how we age - winding back the clock / John J. Medina

Main Author: Medina, John J. Publication: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996 Description: XI, 332 p. : fig.ISBN: 0-521-46244-4Topical name: Envelhecimento - aspetos biológicos | Gerontologia CDU: 316.346.32-053.9
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Preface, p. VII

PART ONE Who ages?, p. 1


1 A slippery overarching definition, p. 7
2 Humanizing aging and death, p. 29
3 Why age at all?, p. 55

PART TWO How do we age?, p. 71


4 How the skin and hair age, p. 75
5 The aging of bones, muscles and joints, p. 91
6 The aging of the brain, p. 113
7 How the heart ages, p. 141
8 The aging of the lungs, p. 155
9 What happens to the digestion, p. 167
10 How the senses age, p. 185
11 The aging of the reproductive system, p. 209

PART THREE Why do we age?, p. 225


12 A tale of two theories, p. 229
13 Error accumulation, p. 249
14 Programmed death, p. 271
15 Winding back the clock, p. 293
16Conclusions, p. 311
Further Reading, p. 317
Index, p. 327

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