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Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Blood: A Very Short Introduction  

Chris Cooper

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785467
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.001.0001
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book
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9780199581450
Blood is vital to most animals. In mammals it transports oxygen and food, carries away waste, and contains the white cells that attack invading microbes. Playing a central role in life, ... More
6. Following up people’s health

6. Following up people’s health  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199543335
In randomized controlled trials, subjects treated differently are followed up over time to observe the effects of the intervention (treatment). ‘Following up people's health’ points out ... More
8. Side effects, complications, and risks of anaesthesia

8. Side effects, complications, and risks of anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199584543
Anaesthesia carries risks. It is difficult to judge the risk accurately, especially when it is presented as a statistic. A 2006 paper by Rupert Pearse and colleagues based on 4.1 million ... More
3. When timing goes wrong

3. When timing goes wrong  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198717683
While time of day, interacting with an individual’s chronotype, can have an important impact upon performance and health, severe disruption of the circadian system adds another level of ... More
4. Bells and whistles

4. Bells and whistles  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199584543
What equipment does the anaesthetist need? ‘Bells and whistles’ demonstrates methods of maintaining the airway during anaesthesia and describes the anaesthetic machine. The most basic ... More
5. Anaesthetic drugs and fluids

5. Anaesthetic drugs and fluids  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199584543
‘Anaesthic drugs and fluids’ looks at anaesthetic gases, such as nitrous oxide, which are used as an anaesthetic agent, intravenous induction agents, muscle-relaxant drugs, analgesics, and ... More
4. Water, salt, and blood pressure

4. Water, salt, and blood pressure  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0004
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9780199672875
‘Water, salt, and blood pressure’ describes how the balance of water in the body is controlled by several hormones, including vasopressin (arginine vasopressin (AVP)). AVP reduces urine ... More
2. Time of day matters

2. Time of day matters  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717683
Numerous studies have shown that a broad range of activities—both physical and cognitive—vary across the 24-hour day. The blood pressure and heart rate of a human shows striking day–night ... More
3. Nuts and bolts

3. Nuts and bolts  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584543
Historically, providing anaesthesia was seen as a trivial task requiring little skill. The first academic department of anaesthesia was established relatively recently in 1933. ‘Nuts and ... More
6. Local and regional anaesthesia

6. Local and regional anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584543
‘Local and regional anaesthesia’ describes the family of techniques which can provide anaesthesia by interrupting the function of the nerves themselves, without affecting consciousness and ... More
2. How drugs work

2. How drugs work  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198745792
‘How drugs work’ outlines the basic mechanisms of pharmacology. Drugs are chemicals that can be naturally occurring or man-made, and which can be administered in a variety of ways. They can ... More
4. Communication and control

4. Communication and control  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0004
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ISBN: 
9780198707370
‘Communication and control’ considers the human nervous system, which has two anatomically separate, but closely related, components: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral ... More
7. The limbs

7. The limbs  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198707370
Our upper limbs are free, mobile, and adapted for prehension. Each articulates with the trunk at the sternoclavicular joint. Our lower limbs have to bear the weight of the body when ... More
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Rodolfo Saracci

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199543335
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction explains what epidemiology is and its importance to the discovery, control, and prevention of disease in world populations. It looks at ... More
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction  

Aidan O'Donnell

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584543
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction examines the modern anaesthetic practice. Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. What is anaesthesia? How is it ... More
5. Blood pressure and blood flow

5. Blood pressure and blood flow  

Chris Cooper

in Blood: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785467
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199581450
The heart is the organ that pumps blood around the body. If the heart stops functioning, blood does not flow. The driving force for this flow is the pressure difference between the arterial ... More
8. Mapping health and disease

8. Mapping health and disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199543335
Intervention studies and observational studies are known as analytical studies. ‘Mapping health and disease’ emphasizes that these are generally preceded and followed by descriptive studies ... More
Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Hormones: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Luck

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
Published Online: 
Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199672875
Hormones balance and coordinate the workings of the body. There are many misconceptions about the endocrine system and few people are aware of its nature and importance. Hormones: A Very ... More

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