By Vincent J. Cristofalo PhD

ISBN-10: 0826164927

ISBN-13: 9780826164926

This quantity provides a transparent, concise evaluation of the present country of information concerning the biology of getting older ñ serving as either a useful graduate-level textual content and a key reference for training execs. Over a dozen unusual participants probe the most recent advancements in our wisdom of why humans age and the way the method works. those authoritative chapters will not be simply written for biologists ñ yet for gerontologists typically. Marks the 10th anniversary of the once a year assessment of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

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Their weight-to-height ratio is very low. They average about 40 inches in height, but they usually weigh no more than 25 or 30 Ibs even as teenagers. The voice is thin and high pitched. Sexual maturation usually does not occur. They have a characteristic facial appearance with prominent eyes, a beaked nose, a "plucked-bird" appearance, and facial disproportion resulting from a small jaw and large cranium. The large balding head and small face give them an extremely aged appearance. The bones show distinctive changes, with frequent resorption of the clavicles and replacement by fibrous tissue.

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