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10. Regeneration

10. Regeneration  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0011
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Regeneration is the ability of the fully developed organism to replace tissues, organs, and appendages. ‘Regeneration’ distinguishes between two types of regeneration: epimorphosis where ... More
5. Anaesthetic drugs and fluids

5. Anaesthetic drugs and fluids  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0005
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‘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
1. Thinking about the brain

1. Thinking about the brain  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776496
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0001
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‘Thinking about the brain’ asks: How do we even begin to contemplate our own thoughts? Thinking about the brain creates a self-referential paradox — we need to use our brain to think about ... More
Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Lewis Wolpert

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.001.0001
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Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of what we now know about development, discussing the first vital steps of growth, the patterning ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0001
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That we develop from a single cell, the fertilized egg, just one tenth of a millimetre in diameter— smaller than a full stop—is amazing. That egg has all the information to develop into a ... More
4. Morphogenesis

4. Morphogenesis  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0005
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‘Morphogenesis’ describes the changing shape of animal embryos during their early development, which principally occurs during gastrulation, where a two-dimensional sheet of cells is ... More
7. The different branches of anaesthesia

7. The different branches of anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0007
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‘The different branches of anaesthesia’ looks at the areas of medicine in which anaesthesia has made important advances: intensive care, pain medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics, and ... More
1. Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia

1. Suspended animation: concepts of anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0001
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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
6. Local and regional anaesthesia

6. Local and regional anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0006
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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. Vertebrates

2. Vertebrates  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0003
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‘Vertebrates’ explains the developmental stages of vertebrates from embryos, including the development of the antero-posterior and dorso-ventral axes that define the left and right sides of ... More
8. Nervous system

8. Nervous system  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0009
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The nervous system is the most complex of the organ systems in the animal embryo. ‘Nervous system’ shows that the nervous-system development can be divided into four major stages: the ... More
4. Communication and control

4. Communication and control  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191785474
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10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0004
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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
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael O'Shea

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Dec 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776496
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.001.0001
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9780192853929
How does the brain work? The Brain, A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research, and gives a sense of how ... More
6. Memories are made of this

6. Memories are made of this  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776496
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0006
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‘Memories are made of this’ compares different types of memory. There are distinct systems for short term and long term memory. Short term memory is transient. Long term memory, on the ... More
7. Broken brain: invention and intervention

7. Broken brain: invention and intervention  

Michael O’Shea

in The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776496
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853929.003.0007
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9780192853929
‘Broken brain’ explains the convergence of neuroscience and the physical sciences in the twenty-first century and beyond. The brain does not work like a normal computer, and there is ... More
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction  

Aidan O'Donnell

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.001.0001
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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. Biological factors

5. Biological factors  

Christopher Frith and Eve Johnstone

in Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775529
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802217.003.0005
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9780192802217
‘Biological factors’ explores research into the cause of schizophrenia. Some have sought a biological basis for the disorder, while others have looked for social or psychological causes. In ... More

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