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7. Circadian rhythms and metabolism

7. Circadian rhythms and metabolism  

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/9780198717683.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717683
Life is a continual battle to stay in a non-equilibrium energy state. Living things must obtain energy from the environment and effectively use it to drive metabolic reactions. ‘Circadian ... More
2. The skeleton and its attachments

2. The skeleton and its attachments  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198707370
The skeleton gives the vertebrate body shape, supports its weight, and protects soft parts such as nerves and blood vessels. It also offers a system of levers that, together with muscles, ... More
5. Good little movers: molecular motors

5. Good little movers: molecular motors  

Philip Ball

in Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2003
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854308
‘Good little movers: molecular motors’ examines molecular motors in cells, before looking at the field of nanotechnology. There are many types of movement in the human body powered by motor ... 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
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
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. The bilaterians: building a body

5. The bilaterians: building a body  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199593217
Most animals are Bilateria. ‘The bilaterians: building a body’ explains that Bilaterians have ‘bilateral symmetry’, meaning they have a single line of mirror-image symmetry running down the ... More
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Holland

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199593217
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals, this VSI goes on to show the high-level ... More
1. What is an animal?

1. What is an animal?  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199593217
‘What is an animal?’ outlines the criteria for defining an ‘animal’. There are characteristics by which we recognize animals — they are multicellular, get the energy necessary for life by ... More
10. Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land

10. Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0010
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199593217
‘Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land’ considers the chordates of the ‘sarcopterygian’ group. There are three groups of living lobe-finned vertebrates — coelacanths, lungfish, and the ... More
1. Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia

1. Suspended animation: concepts 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/9780199584543.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584543
Studies estimate that 234 million surgical procedures requiring anaesthesia are performed worldwide every year. ‘Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia’ looks at the state of being ... 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

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